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.

KELLY POE, PART I

 

KELLY POE, PART II

 

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!


September 29, 2011

VIDEO INTERVIEW #1: LOUIE PSIHOYOS

Welcome to The Great Immensity Video Interview Series! We are talking to people who are making a big difference in the environmental challenges that we all face through the arts, creative thinking, and taking action. These videos capture these individuals’ amazing stories about their work, how they started doing what they’re doing, and why they’re doing what they’re doing. We are also asking a few of the same questions to each interviewee, such as, how far into the future do you think, and Do you believe in a higher power. So keep an eye out for new posts, and be sure to leave us some comments at the bottom of the page!

First up is Louie Psihoyos. He is an American photographer and documentary film director known for his still photography and contributions to National Geographic. He is a licensed scuba-diver, and has become increasingly concerned with bringing awareness to underwater life. He is the Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society. In 2009 he directed and appeared in the feature-length documentary The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

LOUIE PSIHOYOS: INTERVIEW PART I

 

LOUIE PSIHOYES: INTERVIEW PART II

 

LOUIE PSIHOYOS: INTERVIEW PART III

For more information about Louie’s work, check out these links:
Oceanic Preservation Society
The Cove

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. Click HERE for more of her interviews in this series.


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