Published by acb press 2021 Designed by Rohan Hutchinson Edition of 150
The Arctic, the Southern Andes and the South Pole are
widely recognised for the effects that climate crisis has had on the landscape.
With society becoming more conscious of the impact of climate collapse, large
numbers of photo-tourists now flock to these destinations. For an extended
period, these locations have been dramatically shaped by the effects of the
Anthropocene. It is only more recently that there has been an increase in the
traffic to capture a landscape that is rapidly and unnaturally changing.
A Field Guide to Seeing New Land attempts to observe what compels the
enthusiast photographer to travel to places in traumatic change and how photo-tourists
are instructed to take photographs of their temporary surroundings.
The publication includes an instructional concertina field guide; this mimics
Leal's work and references standard photographic guides of the 1970s.