Colin McPherson

Photographer and Visual Artist

Posts tagged ‘climate’

Stormy start

UK - Argyll - Storms

Happy New Year – it’s off to a stormy start here on Easdale Island. Let’s hope that’s not an indication of rough weather ahead.

With lots of plans, ideas and projects to be worked on throughout 2014, it will take more than a few windy days to blow me off course.

I hope you all have a great year whatever you are doing and wherever you are.

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Amazon Footprints

BR-163 is an 1800 km dusty strip of road stretching through the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The highway has become the frontline in the battle against destruction and exploitation by illegal loggers, cattle ranchers, soy farmers and multinational companies.

The photographs look at the daily lives of people who live on or near the highway and whose lives are changing as rapidly as the environment around them. Although some villages are offered protection from the destruction in protected reserves, the seemingly irreversible process of transforming large areas of virgin forest into agricultural land for cattle and large-scale soy production means that everyone living in the forest can expect change and disruption.

Despite campaigns and agreements to protect the environment, each year thousands of acres of irreplaceable forest is lost forever and the impact on the local and international climate is incalculable. Continue reading…

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