Coupe 44A - Ten Years On (Honors 2019)

In 2009, there was an anti-logging protest camp set up in the Upper Florentine Valley, aiming to protect a large segment of unlogged old growth forest. After police broke up the camp, Forestry Tasmania, a state-owned company, pushed 2km of road into the forest where the camp was and felled three sections.

 

Ten years later, with the area now world heritage listed, I set out to record the changed ecology of the former protest site, using alternative analogue photographic techniques (Lumen Prints and negatives from a handmade 20x24" camera. I set up a studio in the changed forest and documented to materials left behind and the natural regrowth.

© 2020 by PETER MAARSEVEEN.