Monday, April 1, 2013
Louis Helbig @ eca Edinburgh
ecoartscotland is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a talk by Louis Helbig, Canadian environmental photographer, at in the Main Boardroom (Level 5) Evolution House (corner of West Port and Lady Lawson Street), Edinburgh College of Art at 4pm on Tuesday 2nd April. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louis Helbig is a Canadian aerial art photographer and social commentator. His best-known project, Beautiful Destruction – Alberta Tar Sands Aerial Photographs, uses the evocative power of art to create space for viewers to reflect, imagine and think for themselves. He depicts one of the largest industrial projects of our time.Also ongoing is Sunken Villages about what disappeared and has re-emerged; ten communities flooded by the St Lawrence Seaway in 1958. That industrial project was the pride of the Commonwealth in its time.Raised in rural British Columbia, Canada, Louis Helbig’s work is informed by the eclectic. His background includes membership of Canada’s national cross-country ski team, several academic degrees, flying bush planes, and employment with various public agencies and government departments, NGOs and education institutions. He left Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 2006 to pursue art.