Christopher LaMarca has been photographing these activists and loggers since the summer of 2003. Of the Forest Defenders series he says, ‘My connection to this project revolves around the passion and endless work that consumes these people who live in the back-country for months at a time; and who are willing to sacrifice their comforts’ to stand up for their beliefs. Although these activists are often seen as radicals or eco-terrorists, little has been documented about their activities outside of these stereotypes. These stunning landscapes will continue to be decimated due to political pressure and lack of education, these are some of last truly wild places left in America’. Christopher is represented by Redux Pictures and currently resides in San Francisco.
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