Women In Photography - Lay of the Land : Dafna Talmor, Kapwani Kiwanga, Tamara Dean, Meghann Riepenhoff, Brooke Holm, Virginia Woods-Jack, Odette England, Katie Breckon, Siobhan McDonald, Katrin Koenning, Peta Clancy and Rhiannon Adam.
‘Endangered’ is a reframing of the notion of ourselves as human beings as mammals in a sensitive ecosystem, as vulnerable to the same forces of climate change as every other living creature. Biologists predict that if we continue carrying on the way we are then by the end of this century, 50% of species living today will face extinction. And that humans are not immune. To see ourselves as different and separate to the ecology and ecosystem of our planet is leaving humanity unprepared for the world we are currently destroying.
The intention with these works is to challenge a prevailing narrative. To show that in an age of mass extinction humanity is as vulnerable as every other living creature. To make the point that this is personal and that we need to look deep within ourselves to find new and sustainable ways of being alive, being a part of an ecosystem that is so much bigger than ourselves. By depicting the beauty of humanity I show what we stand to lose if we continue to disregard the world around us.
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