Five for Friday: George Masa, Changing Economies, and Controlled Burns

1.   George Masa, a photographer who worked on maps for the Appalachian Trail and what would become Great Smoky Mountain National Park, is being inducted into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame next week. Read about him here, or view photos of him here.

2. From the Poetry Daily website, “A Landscape,” by Carl Dennis.

20180420_090207
The North Carolina seashore on an impromptu walk before a funeral a week ago.

3. Speaking in front of Congress Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron referenced, in relation to climate change, the concept of economies, saying, “Some people think that securing current industries and their jobs is more urgent than transforming our economies to meet the global challenge of climate change. I hear these concerns. But we must find a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Adapting to a changing environment is so much more than, say, recycling every week.

In 2008, Wendell Berry wrote about the falsity (and fantasy) of limitlessness in the way we view economies and ways of living. For a more recent take on the topic, see “The Unacceptable Collateral Damage of Overconsumption.”

4. Take virtual walks in two very different worlds when you contrast photographer Roger Minick’s early 1980s “Sightseer” series, documenting National Parks tourists with his more recent “Cell People,” featuring candid shots of, you guessed it, people and their cell phones.

5. View and read a photo-documentary, of sorts, about controlled burns meant to sustain various ecosystems, in Setting Fires and Restoring an American Landscape.

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s