Eleanor Postlethwaite

Master of Photography

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NB. Views and opinions of students in the degree show are their own and do not represent the views of the University.


Behind this crazy year of COVID and lockdowns is a call from nature that we have out grown our planet. Our collective life styles and actions have tipped the balance of nature and she can cope no more.  If David Attenborough’s prophecy is correct, we are now on a speeding downward spiral towards extinction. We have to act now.

 

The problem is, too many of us feel as if we have no voice or our own small actions will have no impact on this huge issue.  Normal life is busy, surviving is hard and with all the distractions it is easy to bury our heads in the sand and leave the environment until tomorrow and someone else.

 

But the pause of lockdown has given us all space to breathe, and for nature to breathe too. We’ve seen how quickly she can recover if we only give her a chance.

 

Behind this collection of photography is an idea that photography and social engagement can be used together, to spread this message loud and clear. To raise awareness of the little changes we can make that will make a big difference and to show our leaders that this is what we want above all else.

 

We have to fight for the world that we want.