This short TED talk from National Geographic’s David Griffin presents some beautiful, and often emotive, photographic images- and discusses how photography is such a powerful medium for communicating human and environmental stories.
Brian Skerry’s underwater image of a shark caught in a fishing net in a crucifix position is a particular poignant image, part of a wider story about the unsustainable fishing of our seas- which is currently, and furthermore set to increase as, one of the most significant social and environmental global issues and problems we face.
“That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bee”
I like this quote. It alludes to the increasingly recognised scientific consensus that the damage and degradation of our natural environment, and the vital ecosystems that exist on our planet, will be (and is) detrimental to the long term economic prosperity, social development, and environmental sustainability of humanity.
It was written over 1800 years ago.