October 26, 2011

Kelly Poe: Environmental Photos for Incarcerated ‘Eco-Terrorists’

Next up in our Skype Video Series is Kelly Poe, an environmentalist and photographer. For one of her recent projects, incarcerated ‘eco-terrorists’ wrote her letters about landscapes that they missed, and she would go and take photographs of them. She has some fascinating things to say about the environmental crisis and how we can be active about protecting our natural environment, plus she talks about how environmental topics link to other issues like the prison system, activism, celebrity influence, and landscape photography.

Kelly Poe is a Los Angeles-based artist. She has exhibited her photographs around the world, in New York, Ghent, Athens, and Guadalajara, and here in Los Angeles. Writing on Poe’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and Contemporary. She earned her MFA at CalArts in 2002 and her BFA at Otis in 2000.





Interview conducted by Alix Lambert. Alix Lambert is an artist, author and filmmaker. She is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and is conducting this ongoing series of interviews for The Great Immensity. Please click HERE for more of her interviews in this series!

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