This exhibition will run through February 28, 2010
The ancient rainforest of the vast Amazon basin represents over half the world's remaining tropical forests. This verdant wilderness is one of our richest ecosystems, harboring the greatest biodiversity on the planet. And, this forest is vital to the world's atmospheric health as almost 25% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come directly from tropical forest clearance. Burning down the Amazon contributes significantly to global warming. Since 2001 Daniel has photographed the changing forest, witnessing both the worst drought in living memory and one of the river's most extensive floods. He has documented the burning of thousands of acres of untouched rainforest. By continuing to document the threats to the forest's wildlife and local inhabitants he presents a powerful argument for their protection.If you’re in the Seattle area through late February, I strongly suggest you take in this amazing exhibition.
Spanish born Daniel Beltrá is a world-renowned photographer living in Seattle, WA. His work has appeared in the most prominent international publications. Daniel brings the sensibility and craft of a news photographer to the fields of nature and the environment, making images, which inspire greater respect and conservation of our planet. Shown in large format these images have the beauty and composition of fine art while telling a vital story.
As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.