Langelle Concerned Photography programs include the following: Archives Work, The Healthy Communities Concerned Photography Program, Exhibits and Events, Strategic Media/Consultation, and Concerned Photojournalism Training Program. Please scroll down for the descriptions of the programs.
• Archives Work
We are compiling and cataloguing over four decades of photojournalism for use in articles, publications, books, exhibits, and for use by other social and ecological justice organizations. Some of the upcoming archive work will deal with Mexico, Nicaragua, protests in the streets, and forest defense.
• The Healthy Communities Concerned Photography Program
The Healthy Communities Concerned Photography Program was inspired by our work in 2011 in Amador Hernandez, an Indigenous community deep in the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. We were invited by the community to interview and document residents due to the imminent threat of forced relocation the community was facing. The Mexican military was going to move in within four days after our arrival. They did not. Due to the community’s resistance, supported by our presence and subsequent international publication of our photos, video and interviews, Amador Hernandez was not relocated and the people continue to live on their land (as of 17 March 2013).
This success demonstrates the power of photojournalism to make significant contributions to struggles for justice. The following year (2012) we founded Langelle Photography to carry this model forward.
For details on the Amador Hernandez story, please see the photo essay Chiapas, Mexico: From Living in the jungle to ‘existing’ in “little houses made of ticky-tacky…”
• Exhibits and Events
Exhibitions in 2013:
The Bali, Indonesia Exhibit • 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) • 3-6 December 2013 • People’s Global Camp against the WTO in Denpasar – Bali, Indonesia
The Warsaw, Poland Exhibit • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change • High Level Sessions of the UNFCCC meetings 18 – 23 November 2013 • IBON International booth • National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
El Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) Group Exhibit • 2 November 15 November 2013 • Casa de Arte Gallery • 141 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201 • Langelle’s photograph on right has information on that photo and El Dia de los Muertes
Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit • El Buen Amigo • Buffalo, NY • Orin Langelle has two photographs in the exhibit
CHIAPAS Special showing for Global Justice Ecology Project fundraiser • 29 August 2013 • Video Cafe • Winooski, VT
The Story of the Creative • International Exhibition • 25 July through 10 September 2013 • Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art • 172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY • Included are three photographs by Orin Langelle
CHIAPAS: Resistance and Renewal • 22 June to 28 July, 2013 • Casa de Arte Gallery • Buffalo, NY
Kids With Cameras: Through Their Eyes • Friday 26 July, 2013 • West Hertel Academy • Buffalo, NY • Included were two photographs by Orin Langelle (who worked with the youth for a session)
Over the last decade Langelle’s photography has been displayed in New York City, Boston, Washington (DC), Madison (WI), San Francisco, Santa Cruz (CA), Eugene (OR), and Hinesburg, Burlington and Plainfield (VT). Internationally, exhibits have been shown in Campo Lorro [Gran Chaco, Paraguay], Amador Hernandez, [Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico], Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. More information is available at Orin Langelle Photography Biography.
• Strategic Media/Consultation
Currently consulting and using strategic media with Global Justice Ecology Project and the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees in the on-going international effort to stop genetically engineered trees.
Global Justice Ecology Project turned ten in the summer of 2013 and Orin Langelle worked on the “crowdfunding” film below by shooting the video of Anne Petermann and all of the photos, minus one, were taken by Langelle. This video was done to support GJEPs Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees. You can support the campaign’s crowdfunding by clicking here.
• Concerned Photojournalism Training Program
Photographers as agents for change
Langelle Photography will conduct courses for people who want to learn how to use photojournalism and concerned photography to capture images that educate and change the world, not just record it.
The Concerned Photojournalism Training Program will provide people the necessary skills to use the power of photojournalism to help tell the story of the struggles for justice by frontline communities and to expose social and ecological injustice to a wide audience.
Orin Langelle, Director of Langelle Photography, will be the instructor. Since 1972 Langelle has documented and showcased peoples’ resistance to war, corporate globalization, ecological destruction and human rights abuses, with numerous successful outcomes.