Working in collaboration with conservation charity World Land Trust, photographer Colin Dodgson travelled to Central America for ten days in December 2018 to learn about and document the different environmental organisations in Belize.
Dodgson worked on the project with World Land Trust ambassador, art director and close friend, Jonny Lu. Speaking on the collaboration Dodgson said, “We started talking about this project almost two years ago. We decided to turn it into a book to actually get it into people’s hands and make it more accessible.”
The vibrant and intimate images in Deeper Green, beautifully captured with Dodgson’s characteristic warm yellow hues, provide an atmospheric insight into the photographer’s trip. Amongst the selection are colourful photos of jungle landscapes and wildlife, as well as ancient ruins and portraits of the local rangers from the Programme for Belize.
“The rangers that we shadowed are on the frontlines of conservation…They’re dealing with poaching and wildfires. Conservation in Belize is less to do with not using plastic and more about being there on the ground.”
“Because it was unknown, everything was exciting, but you have to make sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons. Any time I get the chance to highlight conservation or anything that helps the planet, I’m more than happy to oblige.”
The launch of the photobook was held in London’s leafy Barbican Conservatory, providing an ideal backdrop for the wild images. Since it’s release, the book has received significant press from publications including Vogue, British Journal of Photography, W Magazine, i-D, AnOther, The Financial Times and Wallpaper Magazine.
100% of profits from the sale of Deeper Green will be donated to the World Land Trust to help protect endangered animal habitats around the world.
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