‘Uinse’ by Sarah Flynn: grieving Ireland’s madness for monocultures

At a conference in Ireland in 2004, I remarked that the Irish had had enough experience of imported plant disease to last them a thousand years - the calamitous potato famine in 1845. The man from the Ministry got up and bleated nothing could be done because this would restrict trade and the World Trade…Read more ‘Uinse’ by Sarah Flynn: grieving Ireland’s madness for monocultures

Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Please note: a revised and extended new version of this article will be published in the EarthLines March 2014 magazine see here .   "Nature photographs have become something of a problem', Joy Williams, quoted by Bart Welling in Ecoporn: on the limits of visualising the nonhuman, 2009. "The representational challenges are acute, requiring creative…Read more Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith

Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yiling, Hubei, People's Republic of China. 2010-11 © David Thomas Smith, courtesy of the artist Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith 'I make work that is multi-dimensional. Having come from a background in documentary photography, it is important to me to draw attention to socio-economic and political issues. While at…Read more Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith