Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Maggie Harrsen is a New York based photographer working closely with the relationship between nature and self. Her work explores a sensitivity to the environment and often reflects an ecological awareness.
When Maggie Harrsen emailed me with her photographs, I was instantly smitten. I love the calm gentleness of her imagery and its sensitivity to the environment in which we live. See more of her work here.
I can't think of a better time to share her photography than now, considering the current tragedies caused by our natural environment, not only in Japan, but in New Zealand and Australia as well.
I've been wanting to post about the tragedy in Japan for the past week, but words fail me. This is one of those situations where images are better than words. I've found two moving photo diaries which I've not been able to stop looking at via The Sydney Morning Herald and The Big Picture (thanks to Odessa for that last link). Please donate to the Red Cross and Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund if you can.
All images copyright Maggie Harrsen. Thanks again Maggie for sending me that email and sharing your work.