E-CATALOGUE: PRINTS FOR SALE FROM ‘PEOPLE OF THE FOREST: 20 YEARS OF IMAGES FROM THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION'
‘PEOPLE OF THE FOREST: 20 YEARS OF IMAGES FROM THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION' is a retrospective exhibition of photographic prints from the Foundation's project sites, taken by some of the best photographers working in the field. EACH OF THE PRINTS IS FOR SALE AS A LIMITED EDITION AND COME ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY SIGNED BY STING.
All proceeds from the exhibition directly helping the work of the Rainforest Foundation UK to continue. Please buy a print today as a lasting memory of your gift to the rainforest!
The images range from stunning portraits of indigenous peoples in their forest homes to beautiful, personal and often devastating aspects our rainforest projects, to striking images of the nature existing within these ecosystems, taken by some of the most renowned photographers working within these specific photographic genres. This intimate journey into the past 20 years of the Rainforest Foundation will be a fitting public celebration of what has been achieved, and help to explain the importance and relevance of this work's continued support.
"It has been 20 years since we started and our call to action is still clear. We must reduce deforestation and call on those in power to deliver lasting forest protection, while securing the rights of the people who live in and depend on the rainforest for their everyday survival. But even the best schemes to keep forests standing will ultimately be of little use if industrialised countries don't commit to seriously reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The effects of climate change will spell doom for many areas of rainforest in any case." - Sting, Founding Patron.
"In the 20 years since we started the Rainforest Foundation, our work has expanded into 18 countries over 3 continents, and has protected over 115,000 sq km of forest. Current projects aim to save nearly one million square kilometres of rainforest - that's an area the combined size of the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. Tragically, none of this is enough. Rainforests now cover only 6 per cent of the earth's land surface, and are still being decimated. There is a real and imminent danger of this destruction reaching the point of no return, yet still we ignore all the warning signs. For the sake of the indigenous communities who live in the forests and protect them, and for the sake of all humanity, it's time for individuals, industries and governments to start putting the Earth first." - Trudie Styler, Co-Founder of the Rainforest Foundation
"This journey into the past 20 years of the Rainforest Foundation will be a public celebration of what has been achieved, and help to explain the continued importance and relevance of our work. We are at a critical point in time as the world grows to recognise the importance of climate change, and the need to protect rainforests as part of the effort to slow global warming. Visitors to the exhibition will see that working with local rainforest people, as the Rainforest Foundation has been for the last 20 years, holds out the strongest hope that we can successfully beat deforestation and prevent climate change."
Simon Counsell, Director Rainforest Foundation UK