Ursi's Eso Garden
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Saturday, 07. April 2007
Ashes and Snow
Ashes and Snow is photographer Gregory Colbert's extraordinary project that illuminates his vision of a world in which animals peacefully coexist with humans. It is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, a film, art installations and a novel in letters.
Ashes and Snow attempts to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them. The project aims to reawaken in us an understanding of our shared animal nature. This insight will affect the way we behave in our environment and help us find the empathy and wisdom to interact peacefully in a world that was once one.
"In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present."
-- Gregory Colbert, Creator of Ashes and Snow
Ashes and Snow - Select the Flash Version, it's much better.
See also: Codex Ashes and Snow The Rolex Institute has more pictures and artefacts. The books presented on the Codex Ashes and Snow website document the evolution of Colberts ongoing journey of Ashes and Snow.
You can also buy collected works from Ashes and Snow: handmade books of photographs and exhibition catalogues, as well as posters, the Ashes and Snow film on DVD and its soundtrack on CD.
And this is an amazing video!
In a rare public appearance, photographer Gregory Colbert shares an astounding film from his exhibit, Ashes and Snow, and announces his new initiative, the Animal Copyright Foundation, which aims to collect royalties from companies using images of nature in their ad campaigns. For more than a decade, Gregory Colbert has traveled the world and collaborated with 40+ species to create "Ashes and Snow," a ground-breaking exhibition of more than 100 photographs and three films, housed in the Nomadic Museum. Colbert's extraordinary sepia-toned images reveal a rarely seen poetic beauty in man's relationship to the animal kingdom.
Enjoy the meditative beauty
after the speech by Gregory Colbert (the first two minutes).
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