FotoFest has produced a hardcover book on the environment and the ways in which international artists are addressing
the impact of human society on the planet.
The Changing Circumstances book is published as a collaboration between FotoFest International and Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. It is available now in the United States from FotoFest, and at fine bookstores worldwide through Schilt Publishing.
Schilt Publishing will be hosting a special reception and book signing during FIX Photo 2016, London, Saturday, May 21, at 5.30pm.
Please join FotoFest Co-Founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, essayist Dr. Geof Rayner, and artists including Gina Glover and Toby Smith.
FIX Photo 2016
Oxo Tower Wharf
London SE1 9PH
This book is an expansive presentation of international contemporary photography, video, and new media art addressing the challenges presented by global change. The book shows the works of 34 leading international artists, focusing on the ways in which photographic, video and digital art reflects on our relationship, as individuals and as a society, to the natural environment around us. An important aspect of this presentation is how individual artists are using their work to address the impact of human behavior on the natural environment. The purpose of the book is to provoke, through visual art, new ways of thinking about how we see our role within the natural environment and our connection(s) to the rest of the planet – and how this affects our future. The book looks at ways in which artists and scientists are re-visioning our relationship with the earth and space.
The artists and artworks confront a broad range of issues that are challenges to the future of the earth. These include climate change, water, energy and food production, population, natural resources, waste, and migration. Many of the works present atypical uses of visual art and photography to address these changes with new media, moving image, performance, and text.
Lead essays are provided by scholars, Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Dr. Geof Rayner, and FotoFest co-founder, and Biennial co-curator Wendy Watriss. FotoFest executive director Steven Evans provides a philosophical overview of the project in the book's introduction.
The authors look at the dynamic relationships between contemporary art photography, issues of global change, and the relationship of human society to the environment. Statements by featured artists accompany the visual imagery.