The environment: a pressing subject to which the world of photography is paying more and more attention. The photographers have addressed the theme with very different approaches. On the one hand, the investigation and the denouncement of the consequences, often dramatic and irreversible, of climate changes and unsustainable growth that has destroyed habitats and ecosystems and endangered several species. On the other, the search for the beauty of nature and the celebration of it.

As stated by Joel Sartore, one of the most committed photographers on the environmental front, photography is a very powerful tool, “capable of showing environmental problems as nothing else can and it can bring people to worry about it”.

Mathieu Asselin – “Monsanto: a photographic investigation”

The most effective story about this long history of social injustices and gruelling environmental struggles is the investigation by the Franco-Venezuelan photojournalist Mathieu Asselin with his Monsanto project. A photo investigation, tells the story of Monsanto that, from the beginning, has been known for the little transparency of its conduct, controversies with scientists and public opinion, investigations, cover-ups and scandals.

Photographers against wildlife crime

Can photography change the world? At least it can help. Images are an influential tool and they can drive attention on urgent issues. A book has been published in 2018: Photographers against wildlife crime, that managed to bring together 24 renowned wildlife photographers and their acclaimed works, creating a powerful visual narration to report international wildlife crime.