Nostalgia for Snow - Niall Benvie
My project, Nostalgia for Snow, asks the viewer to imagine it’s fifty years hence and they are looking at old photographs, reminiscing on what had been lost. There are three strands: cultural activities dependent on snow and ice; alpine plants and the high mountain environment; and seabirds. Although the photographs are all contemporary, they have been processed in such a way as to lead the viewer to think they are vintage - that everything shown is from the past. Of course, these things remain with us - for now. How much longer that will be depends on a fundamental shift of values that puts life ahead of profit.
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