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#3129 - Monday, April 7, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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The Vision of Ashes and Snow


“In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.”
  —Gregory Colbert, Creator of Ashes and Snow

  Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, film, art installations and a novel in letters. The exhibition consists of more than 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a 60-minute feature film and two short film haikus.


from  Worth repeating for the extraordinary quality alone, but also I want to include several new video resources.

Back in 2005, the exhibit was in California, and now it is in Mexico City.  Now you can see a video haiku on YouTube, a longer one on Google video, and also a few talks by the artist about creating these images with wild (not trained) animals and the time spent establishing trust. His vision is to inspire a new understanding of our relationship with the natural world and the animals who share it.  

Click on "portfolio" for a flash presentation of some exquisite images. View full screen.

   Gregory Colbert talks about taking the photographs with the animals.    Ashes and Snow- Feather to Fire  a film haiku  or paste    



Animal Copyright  

It is standard practice around the world to compensate human beings for the use in advertising of their intellectual property, artistry, and images in advertising. Nature and animals, however, are not paid when they appear in advertisements. This practice reveals our difficulty in understanding a basic principle of nature: we must give back what we take in order to sustain and preserve the world in which we live.  

We are the richest generation in human history because we take so much more out of nature than we put back. But of course we cannot do so indefinitely.

  The Animal Copyright Foundation enables companies to contribute 1% of their media buy when using animals in an advertising campaign. In doing this, these companies are granted the right to display the Animal Copyright mark on the ads that constitute that campaign. The Animal Copyright will provide an immediately recognizable symbol for responsible companies to communicate their awareness and commitment to preserving the world's natural habitats and species. The Animal Copyright initiative is a long overdue payment to the natural world for services rendered to corporations and advertisers.

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