It IS Easy Being Green!

Sorry Kermit, but we have to disagree with your famous lament about how hard it is to be green.
There are too many ways to be aware and do our part for the planet.
And if you’re reading this, chances are you are already doing it, by choosing photography as your medium of choice.
With digital photography, you are taking reuseable materials (media cards), powering your cameras with rechargeable batteries, and for the most part putting your images into cyber space with online galleries.
Pretty small carbon footprint, I’d say.
Yes, when we print we use inks and papers. Yes, if we process film we use toxic chemistry, that should be properly disposed of.
If we could make our older digital cameras upgradeable, that would be a great trick.
Overall, we seem to be in a good place, Green Planet wise.

We heard about a pretty cool project that is asking photogs around the world, no matter if it is a DSLR 24 Megapixel camera or a 1.3 megapixel camera to mark their place in the world on a full colour picture-mosaic map of Earth, made entirely of images capturing special and ordinary moments, around the world, in just one day.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing on Earth Day – 22 April 2009, they are asking everyone to take photographs of the world around them and select their best one (or more – but ONLY the best) for submission to this project.

They are trying to record a day in the life of our planet, in pictures, then use them in a tile pattern that would, we imagine, create a familiar shape.
Here are some bits to check out.
Twitter: @earthmosaic

They even have the rights figured out on this, as in “not for commercial purposes”.

So log on and participate. C’mon, you were going to take some photos today, anyway.

We’ll check back in with them to see how it went. And sure, we’ll submit an image or two ourselves.

So lets all try to follow this one “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”

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  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

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Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • MAY 5 – JUNE 18, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • Sebastião Salgado – A Retrospective
  • Through June 4th, 2016
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • Phone: 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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