Effect of image in the time of covid-19 and climate change

University essay from Göteborgs universitet/HDK-Valand - Högskolan för konst och design

Author: Armand Tamboly; [2021-01-15]

Keywords: Covid-19; Photography;

Abstract: The aim of this essay is to discuss and try to understand the role of image it’s effect on forming our way of thinking and ideology, specifically in relation to nature crisis and pandemics. On the other side I’m also willingto bring attention to our our cosuming lifestyle and it’s impact on the climate.I want to investigate and research the use of art, epecially photography on the problem of climate change which is related to it. The use ofPhotograph and film especially on social media nowadays are major influencer that have a positive and negative effect. In my research, I will use different approaches to gain a better understanding and see the subject from different angles. Moreover I want to discuss the use of text accompanied with the image and what it brings with it. As we live in very special times right now with pandemic, I got interestingin starting to look at the use of image and it’s impact from the Here and Now and find the relation between pandemic and the other problems we are facing during the recent years. I’m also willing to compare the outcomein both cases. During the last years, we have been facing several major problems from my point of view that endanger our future on this planet in the longer-term. And also endangering our peace, our well-being, our surrounding, and our very existence. From my point of view, photography is and has to play a major role to raise awareness and work against these major challenges that we are facing.Thanks to efforts of several photographers and activists in form of videos and still images. Problems like plastic waste in oceans and shores,melting of glaciers, pollution, distinction of species, over consumption and the abuse of nature is being exposed during the last years and urge people to act and change something in their way of living, I’m going to take a closer look at some artists work working with environment andproblematize their practice at the last part of this research.The over consuming and extreme profit oriented industrial society we live in is a major player in climate change and the rise of new unknown viruses and threats that we have never seen before. I will elaborate more on this point in the chapter 2 under the section of corona and climate change

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