Nature photography in dialogue

Nature photography in dialogue

Landscape in Change - Photography as an Indicator of Landscape Change


Never before in historical times has the world been subjected to such a fundamental change in a very short time as is currently taking place before everyone's eyes. People have long been talking about the "Anthropocene", the age in which mankind for the first time exerts an influence on the entire ecosystem of planet Earth as a major change agent. In this context, photographs and picture archives are important instruments to connect the past with the present and are at the same time a relentless testimony and mirror for all our actions and responsibilities.

Within the framework of the Biennale "Nature Photography in Dialogue" a prominent roundtable discussion on the importance of photography for the perception of landscape changes took place at Röthelstein Castle in Styria on 29 October 2022. The photo historian Anton Holzer, the photographer, author and curator Lois Lammerhuber, the biologist and exhibition organiser Sylvia Hamberger, the photographer and author Lois Hechenblaikner, the media cultural scientist Dominik Schrey, the photographer and author Olaf Otto Becker, the photographer and nature conservation activist Matthias Schickhofer and the nature photographer, conservationist and author Christine Sonvilla discussed the extent to which (nature) photographs can contribute to sensitising the population and political decision-makers:The event was moderated by the nature photographer and author Christine Sonvilla, who discussed the extent to which (nature) photographs can contribute to raising the awareness of the population and political decision-makers in order to become more aware of the urgent issues of nature and environmental protection and to take the necessary steps towards action and solutions. The event was moderated by the well-known Ö1 journalist Sonja Bettel.

The entire event is available for viewing at: https://nationalpark-gesaeuse.at/dialog/


Nature photography is a special focus of the Gesäuse National Park's educational mission. Just in time for this year's Photo+Adventure trade fair next weekend in Vienna-Vösendorf, the National Park Photo School's 2023 workshop programme, hot off the press, has been published with over 50 events covering all areas of nature photography. At www.nationalpark-fotoschule.at you can now find exciting topics such as wildlife photography, star and night sky photography or workshops on black and white, analogue photography with development in the darkroom or photo camps for young people during the summer holidays.


Enquiry notice:

Martin Hartmann, e-mail: m.hartmann@nationalpark-gesaeuse.at, mobile: +43 664 8252304

You can also find more information at  https://nationalpark-gesaeuse.at/dialog/