Photography has the power to change minds, and changed minds lead to a changed world. The particular power of the photograph comes from its ability to make time stand still, to focus on one poignant moment and encourage reflection of what it means for the subjects and the viewers of the image. Photojournalism in particular has a long and rich history of using this power for good. Think of the picture of a small girl running away from a Napalm attack during the Vietnam War, or the image of an emaciated child in Sudan with a vulture waiting in the background. Both photographs are credited with strongly influencing, if not changing, public opinion.
Now a group of eminent wildlife photographers are aiming to harness the power of photography to help end the consumer demand for wildlife products. Their book, ‘Photographers Against Wildlife Crime’, includes poignant images and stories from 24 leading photographers, with all proceeds going towards the cause.
Not only is this a beautiful book with some of the best wildlife images you are likely to see, hopefully it will prove to be an important tool in the preservation of our precious wildlife. We at Photography Holidays highly recommend it: Photographers Against Wildlife Crime