Vote the Planet by Christopher Davenport

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Christopher Davenport Pocket Knife Press/ The Earth Witness Society Stories of ecology, place, and people told through photographs, film, and the artist book. I am a visual and research artist utilizing film, photography, and the artist book as documents of ecology to influence public awareness of environmental issues, record and visualize ecological data, and provide evidence for conservation concerns, shape public policy, and affect cultural and social landscapes. My work as an artist also informs my academic research into the use and capabilities of film and photography in applied and human ecology as a PhD Candidate in IDS Art & Ecology at The University of Alabama. My current project, The Annotated Bibliography of Clear Cutting, is an ongoing, forest habitat focused, interdisciplinary ecological database of clear cutting and deforestation. This compilation of user submitted site photographs, GPS coordinates, satellite images, maps, and physical descriptions will be available to researchers as a searchable database to facilitate carbon projections, rates of deforestation, levels of mono-cultured areas, and landscape changes for given areas and regions. I have just returned from teaching artist books, paper, and printing at the Penland School of Craft this spring and will lead courses in Documentary Photography, Image and Identity, and Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and the Photograph this Fall at The University of Alabama. I will also be teach drawing and design at The University of Alabama in Birmingham. I am also very proud to be joining the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure Environmental Film Project in selecting film sites and topics and performing outreach through public education and the screening of project films. My work has been cited at National and international Book Arts, Ecology, and Library and Information Science Conferences as examples of place-based representations of ecological, social, cultural issues and data. I have presented my photographs, artist books, films, and research at national and international conferences held, among others, at Yale University, The University of Utah, The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and The University of Alabama. My photographs, films, and artist books are in public and private collections in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Christopher Davenport MFA in the Books Arts PhD Candidate: IDS Art & Ecology The University of Alabama artandecology@pocketknifepress.com
Design By:
Christopher Davenport Pocket Knife Press/ The Earth Witness Society Stories of ecology, place, and people told through photographs, film, and the artist book. I am a visual and research artist utilizing film, photography, and the artist book as documents of ecology to influence public awareness of environmental issues, record and visualize ecological data, and provide evidence for conservation concerns, shape public policy, and affect cultural and social landscapes. My work as an artist also informs my academic research into the use and capabilities of film and photography in applied and human ecology as a PhD Candidate in IDS Art & Ecology at The University of Alabama. My current project, The Annotated Bibliography of Clear Cutting, is an ongoing, forest habitat focused, interdisciplinary ecological database of clear cutting and deforestation. This compilation of user submitted site photographs, GPS coordinates, satellite images, maps, and physical descriptions will be available to researchers as a searchable database to facilitate carbon projections, rates of deforestation, levels of mono-cultured areas, and landscape changes for given areas and regions. I have just returned from teaching artist books, paper, and printing at the Penland School of Craft this spring and will lead courses in Documentary Photography, Image and Identity, and Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and the Photograph this Fall at The University of Alabama. I will also be teach drawing and design at The University of Alabama in Birmingham. I am also very proud to be joining the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure Environmental Film Project in selecting film sites and topics and performing outreach through public education and the screening of project films. My work has been cited at National and international Book Arts, Ecology, and Library and Information Science Conferences as examples of place-based representations of ecological, social, cultural issues and data. I have presented my photographs, artist books, films, and research at national and international conferences held, among others, at Yale University, The University of Utah, The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and The University of Alabama. My photographs, films, and artist books are in public and private collections in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Christopher Davenport MFA in the Books Arts PhD Candidate: IDS Art & Ecology The University of Alabama artandecology@pocketknifepress.com

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:

Proceeds support Earthjustice, using the power of law to defend our right to a healthy environment. Vote Our Planet is a collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. A 2016 election season collaboration with Patagonia.

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Artist Statement

A total of 482 species of rare endemic plants representing 246 genera spread across southeastern United States make it one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Unfortunately, practices such as clearcutting continue to be used and destroy habitat and speed top soil erosion through canopy removal and fragmentation. This image of a 400 acre clearcut was taken from the stump of a 200 year Red Oak off the Coretta Scott King Memorial Highway in the Black Belt of Alabama. Never give up because we must do better. Act in your community, document poor practices, be a witness, and Vote the Planet. — Christopher Davenport