We are Earth's guardians and the onus is ours.Our connection to the Earth and the respect we hold for it has slowly been eroded by the unrelenting march of materialism.
In this 500 word exploration of human beings and our relation to the planet, senator for Tasmania and leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown shares his thoughts, as well as his passion for photography.
Global democracy, sustainability and the pressing need to take responsibility for past and present abuses of the planet inform this short but powerful discourse. Each written point is illustrated by a stunning colour photo from Bob's portfolio of Tasmanian images.
Senator Bob Brown is the most well known face of environmentalism in Australia. He has been bestowed with numerous accolades, including most recently the Australian Peace Prize and the National Portrait Gallery's 10 Favourite Australians. He has been a member of parliament in the state and federal spheres for more than 20 years and was one of the founders of the Australian Greens political party.
Bob self-published a short illustrated history of Recherche Bay in 2005 and was the author of the memoir Memo for a Saner World in 2004. His photographic work has been exhibited in galleries in Tasmania, Canberra and Melbourne.
The perfect antedote to The World's Most Expensive, Earth is a sparse essay accompanied by many, many of Senator Brown's lovely restful Tasmanian images, all printed on recycled paper. This is no poor cousin however. It is an uplifting cri de coeur.
Number Of Pages: 86
Published: 1st December 2009
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8