Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography

by Michelle I. Seelig (Author)
Textbook IV, 201 Pages
Series: Visual Communication, Volume 6


Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography is a modern look at how photographers visualize what is happening to people and places on a changing planet. Michelle I. Seelig draws attention to what compels photographers to focus on these important messages, what tools they are using to advocate for just causes, and how photographers engage directly with citizens in a meaningful conversation beyond the photograph. Photographers continue to document the land and nature as they always have; however, today they use all media to advocate wide-ranging environmental concerns. Photographers, filmmakers, and environmentalists engage the public with visual and technologically driven content that is both affordable and portable, allowing advocacy to transcend boundaries in the global community previously overlooked by traditional media. This innovative book showcases strategies practiced by photographers, environmentalists, and advocacy groups in the twenty-first century and will serve as inspiration for future advocates of environmental issues and other important and just causes. Accessible and user-friendly, Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography is a must-read for both future photographers and individuals interested in communicating and advocating for environmental and social change.


IV, 201
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2016. IV, 201 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Michelle I. Seelig (Author)

Michelle I. Seelig (PhD, Florida State University) is Associate Professor at the University of Miami, where she teaches visual communication. Her research focuses extensively on photography and interactive media, particularly how they continue to change the way we communicate and interact in our everyday lives.


Title: Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography