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jdc562 wrote:
For those of us who photograph beautiful locations, President Trump's recent Executive Order removing protections for a number of National Monuments puts us in a quandary. If we post photos showing the beauty of fragile areas at these locations, we risk increasing the destructive effects of too much visitation. However, if we don't post these images, the public will not be aware of the natural beauty that will be lost because of mining, oil drilling, logging, and other destructive activities.


On option when using photographs to help protect wilderness and other natural lands is to calibrate the specificity of the description. For example, in some very large and diverse areas I may name the wilderness area, park, or monument (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, for example) without identifying the specific location within that large place.

It would be interesting to have a discussion — but not in Gregg's photo thread! — on this important subject: how photographers can use their work in ways that promote the protection of our landscape for future generations.

(Again, not here. But if anyone is interested and can think of the appropriate forum for that discussion, I'll join in.)

Dan



Jul 28, 2018 at 05:54 PM





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