The ability to take a good photograph or create a film is infinitely useful across all professional disciplines. Conservation is no different. A photo tells a story of a thousand words, especially ringing true when it comes to raising awareness and making REAL difference in the world of conservation and societal change.
The creative film and photography programme at the Fair Earth Foundation is committed to inform, inspire, educate and raise awareness about threatened environments, cultures, people and communities throughout the world. We aim to share our stories, experiences and knowledge in order to help make the world a better place.
We particularly take pride in giving a voice and platform to people, places and environments that are often overlooked.
Photography and filmmaking is a powerful medium for storytelling. Nowadays in particular, it is a widely accessible and often highly effective method of communication that can connect us to situations far removed from our own. This doesn’t just apply to humanitarian situations; images have potential to raise awareness on conservation issues and inspire action that aids wildlife and ecosystems around the world.
Humans are highly visual creatures and there is a strong connection between visual imagery and empathy; we need to actually see something to care about it. With a huge proportion of the human population now living our lives with multiple digital devices in the palms of our hands, we believe photography and filmmaking can make a real difference in how our future pans out.
The 2021 Fair Earth Foundation creative programme consists of numerous projects on the island of Tenerife alongside international projects and the London Eco Film Festival.
Tenerife is the most extraordinary island; it has breathtaking nature, festive culture and a variety of people and places. We are thrilled to be able to explore it with our volunteers, whilst teaching them the ins and outs of filmmaking and photography. Where better to get hands on experience than on a sunny island with everything you could possibly want to capture through a lens?
Volunteers have the opportunity to create professional promotional videos, ecotourism films and short documentaries along with many other types of moving pictures. They will also have the opportunity to develop professional style photographs, ready to be added to our print shop and see their images hanging on a far flung living room wall.
Volunteers work with the The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation in Tenerife, supporting other programme areas by providing visual content of whales, banana plantations, plastic research and much more! The Fair Earth Foundation will be operating similar projects in Sri Lanka and Vietnam later in the year, bringing some potentially very exciting opportunities for our creative team!
We are really looking forward to getting all of our projects up and running, and are excited to share them with everyone via our Global Citizenship blog!
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…”
– Eliott Erwitt
We are very proud of the opportunities we have to offer and want as many people as possible to have access to these life changing experiences. We want to bring people back together to make up for the lost time in 2020 and therefore, we will be discounting our programmes for this Summer (June - September inclusive) because we think everyone deserves some good after all of the bad! For more information on all of the Fair Earth Foundation’s Ecotourism packages follow this link and do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Post by: James Muir
We encourage all of our volunteers to submit a blog post, on any topic, whilst they are with us.