Oil Spill #12, 2010 - Daniel Beltrá
About the Work
About Oil Spill #12
"The fragile state of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. It is in nature's beauty and complexity that I find my inspiration. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from man-made ...Read More
"The fragile state of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. It is in nature's beauty and complexity that I find my inspiration. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from man-made stresses. To capture this, I have found it is often best to work from the air, which more easily allows for the juxtaposition of nature with the destruction wrought by unsustainable development. Aerial photography gives a unique perspective emphasizing that the Earth and its resources are finite.
"By taking viewers to remote locations where man and nature are at odds, I hope to instill a deeper appreciation for the precarious balance we are imposing on the planet."
Artist Statement courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
About the Artist
About Daniel Beltrá
Over the past two decades, Beltrá's work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, and the Patagonian ice fields. For his work on the Gulf Oil Spill, in 2011 he received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, the Lucie Award for the International Photographer of the Year - Deeper Perspective, and was chosen as one of the six finalists for Critical Mass for Photolucida. In 2009, Beltrá received the prestigious Prince's Rainforest Project award granted by Prince Charles. Other highlights include the inaugural "Global Vision Award" from the Pictures of the Year International in 2008. In 2007 and 2006 he received awards for his work in the Amazon from World Press Photo. Daniel's work has been published by the most prominent international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais, amongst many others. Daniel Beltrá is a fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.
Courtesy of Catherine Edelman GalleryRead Less
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