Occasionally I am included in a project that speaks exactly to the heart of my practice. This is such a project.
The Last Stand makes an appearance in "Disappearing Acts", the first article in The Vanishing series on The Dark Mountain Project.
In this new section, we seek responses not only to extinction – the deaths of entire species – but to the quieter extirpations, losses and disappearances that are steadily stripping our world of its complexity and beauty. How do we, as writers and artists, stay human during such times? Today Dark Mountain art editor Charlotte Du Cann considers the 'right' response to disappearance, through the lens of four artists and photographers.
Written by Charlotte Du Cann
Artwork by (in order of appearance) David Ellingsen, Stephen Melton, Nick Brandt, Chris Jordan
Other illustrations by Kaite Tume, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, and Keely Clark