Welcome to The League!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Announcements | 6 Comments

Photography for good, not evil…sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? We believe photographers can be a force for good in the world, using their photography, their personal way of seeing the world, to focus – in a helpful way – discussion and dialogue about contemporary issues facing humanity. And what better vehicle than art to encourage us to reflect on our place in the world and how our actions cause changes to the landscape around us!

©Samantha Chrysanthou

Why a League?

Why a league, you ask? When trying to find a way to ‘do better’ with our own photography, Darwin and I knew that there were other photographers out there frustrated with the lack of respect people were showing toward natural places. Landscape photography – our industry – seemed especially egregious in its emphasis on consumption: consumption through the constant purchase of the latest gear, consumption in the form of rabid travel to remote places for a ‘trophy’ image on the digital wall and consumption of energy in being constantly plugged in to devices and distant from nature. But we didn’t want to tell people what to do. We wanted people to think for themselves, question their own values and actions. We wanted to create guidelines not rules, a recipe not a prescription. We wanted to hang out with people who felt the same way.

A group of people from separate backgrounds, different cultures and even sometimes opposing values banding together for a higher common purpose… that’s cool! A league it had to be.

©Samantha Chrysanthou

Why League?

League is the voice of the League of Landscape Photographers. It is the platform upon which their projects are shared with the world. It is the way League members are rewarded – both professionally and monetarily – for making their art. While there are many magazines that publish nature and landscape photography, there are none that specifically use photographic art as a tool to make us more mindful and ethical in our approach toward nature.

There is no publication like it. And it’s coming this spring…

 

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6 Comments

  1. David Weyman
    March 9, 2017

    An inspired and inspiring project! I have always believed in the Code of Ethics and I look forward to being a small part of the League.

    • Darwin Wiggett
      March 9, 2017

      Hey David, welcome aboard; we love that you want to continue to use your photography for good! Grab your camera and tell your story 😉

  2. Peter Carroll
    March 10, 2017

    The League of Landscape Photographers Code of Ethics has been added to my website. I am proud to now be a member of the League. Congrats Sam and Darwin on giving life to this great idea.

    • Darwin Wiggett
      March 10, 2017

      Welcome aboard Pete, we are happy to add your creative voice to the mix and let’s see you great work on the FB group, the League blog and even in the magazine!

  3. Robert Skoye
    March 10, 2017

    Hi folks, this is such a worthwhile project. Thanks for putting the Code of Ethics out there for us all to read and photograph by. I look forward to being a part of the League, and will do my best to get our messages out for all. Thank you!

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