doc! photo magazine #47
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On September 21, 2020 at 1.30 PM, two artists, Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, launched a digital clock in Manhattan’s Union Square. Based on what was then up-to-date knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions, it counts down the time we Earthlings have left until there will be no turning back from climate catastrophe. When it started, the clock showed exactly 7 years, 101 days, 17 hours, 29 minutes, and 22 seconds. Some considered it an artistic statement, but others saw it as an alarming wake-up call. Nothing shakes our consciousness more than the passing of time.
This issue of doc! photo magazine is almost entirely devoted to climate change. Within its pages you will find materials dealing with the problem from as many perspectives as possible, beginning with a historical outline of the mining of carbon, the greatest environmental destroyer. This is followed by an insight into ocean pollution; the disastrous effects of excessive industrialisation; profiles of people trying to inspire others to act for the benefit of the climate and local communities; as well as artistic presentations of landscapes undergoing human-caused changes. They are stories that, on the one hand, emphasise the destructive role of man, but, on the other, are able to contraindicate the power of nature regaining a lost place. Above all, they are stories that will (hopefully) inspire us all to act.
- Altered Ocean by Mandy Barker
- Climate Heroes: Energy by David Degner, Luke Duggleby & Max Riché (text by Sunnie J. Groeneveld and Pierre-Yves Sanchis)
- Future Scenarios: Coal - A Brief History of Extraction by Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
- Cartography of Oblivion by Ariadna Silva Fernández
- Toxic Beauty by Kacper Kowalski
- The Centre for Living Things by Diana Lelonek
- Kangchenjunga by Ezequiel Sambresqui
- Lassen by Małgorzata Stankiewicz (text by Danaé Panchaud)
Bargny: The Industrial Nightmare by Pierre Vanneste (text by Laurence Grun)
and contra doc! with special appearance of Mia Gourvitch and Urs Lüthi, with texts by Gabriela Anco and Chiara Alexandra Valci Mazzara
The Beauty of Decay - Anna Akage in conversation with Mandy Baker
- We Have Fundamentally Changed our Environment - Anna Akage in conversation with Oli Brown
- You Need to Be Interested in the World Around You - Anna Akage in conversation with Max Riché
- Carlos Jurado – essay by Georges Vercheval
DOC! WHEN THE STORY MATTERS
Format: 235x320 mm
Number of pages: 184
Number of photographs: 138
Editor-in-chief: Grzegorz Kosmala
Design: Aneta Kowalczyk
Photo post-processing: Aneta Kowalczyk
Translations: Aleksandra Duszyńska
Proof-reading: Ben Borek
Printing: Argraf, Warsaw (Poland)
Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS
Cover photo: Post-shoe environment II. Photograph of the found object, 2017. Taken from The Centre for Living Things project by Diana Lelonek.