Saturday, April 3, 2010

Photos, Spokane, Youth, Forty Years -- Earth Day, handing over the baton to new blood

Great stuff, being a teacher, activist, motivator, and, yes, bull-headed about not giving an inch in this world of tipping points, positive feedback loops, and just plain ecosystems collapse. We'll look at the value of the Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove, in a real immediate blog. And the movie, Creation, about Darwin and his wife, Emma, based on a cool book,

Annie's Box: Charles Darwin, His Daughter and Human Evolution by Randal Keynes

Yes, the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species is the greatest event in human intellect, by far, hands down, no matter what side of any religious debate you might fall on.

But for now, let's celebrate an SFCC graduate of the photography program. Jesse Swanson is all about looking at his environs, graduate of University High, and now working in Charlie Gurche's office digitizing 25 years of Gurche's fabulous work as a wild land and outdoor photographer, featured in plenty of magazines and in Sierra Club books.

Jesse's work here exemplifies vision, art, an eye for his surroundings, and a belief that photography is a capstone on humanity's work in the world -- both good and bad work.

He's photographing Spokane for Down to Earth Northwest, and he's photographing Earth Day 2010, Spokane's event which will be broadcast on the Capitol Mall April 24 as the country celebrates Earth Day a week after Spokane does. All those images of Spokane on a Jumbo tron. Thanks, Jesse.

1 comment:

  1. What striking photography! Thanks for sharing.



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