Images of the effects of the climate crisis have become commonplace: flooded valleys and coasts, devastated landscapes, parched fields, melting glaciers, destroyed houses. Often captured from a bird's eye view. Yet climate change remains strangely elusive. A new generation of photographers is looking for new ways of dealing with the climate-damaging consequences of a global, technical and profit-oriented system.
Environment and the related photographic practices
It is also dealing for the first time with the ecological consequences of photography itself. Photography depicts ecological problems in images, but is itself partly an ecological problem as a network of consumption, labor, energy, material, transport.
The Image Ecology exhibition presents a global cross-section of new artistic approaches that deal with the environment and photographic practices related to it. T
he works on display are objects of representation that simultaneously reflect on the ecology of image-making itself.