Prix Pictet Podcast “Mark Ruwedel: LA Fires”

Leading photographers consider the power of the photograph to explore the urgent environmental and social issues facing humanity today. From the Prix Pictet, the leading global photography prize on sustainability.
Mark Ruwedel “LA Fires” series, Sepulveda Wildlife Refuge Fire #5, 2019

Los Angeles: a city developed in a desert that's on fire. Recorded live in his exhibition ‘Haunted by the Desert’ in Large Glass Gallery, which is open in North London until the 9 July 2022, Prix Pictet Fire shortlister Mark Ruwedel tells us about four decades spent photographing LA and its surrounding ecology. Mark describes how although fire is an integral part of Southern California, over the past years climate change has made these wildfires more and more frequent and unpredictable, raising their number to over 8,000 alone last year.

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