You, me and biodiversity 2018

You, Me and Biodiversiy

Wombat Forestcare is delighted to announce the return of this popular series.
We will post news of talks as we know more.

Saturday 24 February, 1.30 - 3.30pm

Through a forest wilderness

Powerful images of the natural world have been pivotal to the success of Australian conservation campaigns. Visually portraying the species, connections and moods of the Wombat Forest have also been fundamental to the conservation efforts of Wombat Forestcare. Images can open up new awareness and understanding and inspire people to care. Photography has been used to both showcase the wonders of the forest, as well as to expose new and ongoing environmental issues.

This highly interactive and illustrated seminar explores the delights and challenges of photographing environmental subjects and themes. In particular, it examines the relationships between aesthetics, ecology and conservation. In an image-saturated world, how do we create compelling photos that have impact and empower people into action?

The title of this seminar is borrowed from Scottish-American naturalist, John Muir, who famously said “the clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness”. Whether it's wilderness or not, the Wombat Forest represents a precious refuge within a vastly modified landscape.

Presenter: Alison Pouliot.
Alison Pouliot is an ecologist and environmental photographer who has been documenting the Wombat Forest for over two decades. For more information: www.alisonpouliot.com
Where: Trentham Neighbourhood Centre, High St, Trentham
Cost: $5- Bookings essential.
Information &: Bookings info@wombatforestcare.org.au
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