‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’, Tasmania, by Peter Dombrovskis
source: National Library of Australia
Through their images, photographers can play a prominent role in increasing public awareness about the importance of conserving wilderness for future generations.
For instance, on my island home of Tasmania, photography has played a hugely influential role in the campaign to conserve the Tasmanian wilderness, particularly the work of prolific photographers Olegas Truchanas and his protégé Peter Dombrovskis, who each hailed from The Balkans and together shared a bond like that of father and son.
Olegas Truchanas (left) and Peter Dombrovskis (right)