Conservationism: Capturing the Beauty of Primary Forests

May 25, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Garth Meyer

A bamboo forest in Virunga, Rwanda. To see more images from the series, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things,” musician Tom Waits has said. The method of wrapping a difficult truth in an esthetically pleasing package is one contemporary photographers should appreciate. Many of them use a version of this strategy to draw viewers into stories on challenging subjects, encouraging them to ask, “That’s beautiful, what is it?” Garth Meyer’s large-format...

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