Photography that Makes a Difference
“A dramatic image can change our perception and alter our understanding of a subject”…at least that’s the driving thought process behind the Blue Earth Alliance project. This site attempts to create public awareness about various global issues through photographic storytelling and includes images and blog posts covering important topics such as:
- endangered cultures
- threatened environments
- other social concerns
What I find particularly interesting about this site is the wide range of issues covered. Digging through the archives of the site, you can find images and articles on subjects such as Inca plants to disappearing cultures, and from the Israel and Palestine conflict to climate change in Glacier National Park (pictured below). Just one of the stories featured discusses and displays recent work of Amazon Rain forest inhabitants with the Amazon Headwaters. The photographer attempts to find a particular focus on the women and children’s role in this preservation effort. There are many images that display different aspects of the work and represent them in interesting angles and approaches. The various photographers on the other issues also do a great job representing an impressive variety of images on the topics they are approaching. Overall, I really enjoy the different angles they bring to the subjects.
I admire the goals of the Blue Earth Alliance which include attempting to create awareness, change attitudes, and influencing policies regarding the various topics covered on the page. The organization also raises money to aid in these global projects. They also have a page that allows viewers to become more involved sponsors of these goals. So whether you just want to be informed on global issues, you want to donate to the cause, or buy their merchandise, the site has something for everyone. I would definitely recommend it, even to just look through the photos.