FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
French Committee of the IUCN and Canon-France Supports the Work of Meet Your Neighbours Contributing Photographer Denis Palanque
Paris, France – July 26, 2012 – The French Committee of the IUCN and Canon-France have agreed to provide support to Meet Your Neighours contributor Denis Palanque. The photographer, who is based in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, has been documenting wildlife for the project since 2010.
“Their support is very important to me because it allows me to always situate my work towards an objective of nature conservation and species, and continue(s) to motivate me every day to do my best to change attitudes and practices around me.” says Palanque who is also serves as Special Advisor for Meet Your Neighbours in Europe.
Founded in 2009, Meet Your Neighbours is a worldwide photographic initiative, which is dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps – and enriching their lives in the process. Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognizable look. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio. A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. Their own form constitutes the composition. Seen this way, animals and plants we thought we knew reveal another side of themselves, encourage a second glance, perhaps even renewed interest.
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