Always a fan of artist-led projects, I’m really happy to share a new publication coming out this January called The Earth Issue, created by environmental photographer Elena Cremona and Maela Ohana, founder of Archive Collective Magazine. The Earth Issue features the work of 29 up-and-coming and established artists, photographers, writers and designers. One, Vilde Rolfsen, was featured on Young Space back in 2014. In common, they share a dedication to honouring the beauty of nature through their work, using art as a driving force for environmental activism. The collaborators aim to highlight a growing interest among young artists to awaken society’s complacent consciousness towards the environment; to inspire and harness the power of social change. The launch event will be held on 31 January at Lights of Soho in London!
A great blurb from the intro:
Art has the power to advance environmental movements in ways that are unavailable to most other approaches, in that it appeals to people on the level of intuition and meaning. Its inherently trans-disciplinary form can help create new narratives which could lead to alternative, compelling solutions.
As a catalyst for change, art should not be ignored or underestimated. Our aim with this issue was to create a collaborative and experimental space in which artists, writers, photographers, and other creative professionals could vocalize their thoughts on this intersection between art and environmentalism.
Issues will be available in the Archive Collective shop and in select bookshops around London. The projects was initially funded on Indiegogo, where you an read a bit more about its conception and still help to fund it!