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Chiapas, Mexico: From Living in the jungle to ‘existing’ in “little houses made of ticky-tacky…” – Denouncing carbon offsets

Jeff Conant and I took an investigative trip to Chiapas in March 2011. We were invited by the people of Amador Hernandez–an indigenous village in the Lacandon jungle (Selva Lacandona)–to visit, document and learn of the plans of the government to possibly forcibly relocate them from their homes because of a forest offset scheme between Chiapas and California. What we uncovered was another battle in the ongoing war between a simpler or good way of life (buen vivir) vs. the neoliberal development model.

August 15, 2018
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline community struggle (Photo of the Month)

Union Hill Baptist Church’s Pastor Paul M. Wilson. The Pastor is organizing, along with Friends of Buckingham (County, VA), against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and a 55,000 horsepower compressor station planned by Dominion Energy in the Union Hill community. There are freedmen cemeteries and unmarked slave burials on or near the site where Dominion wants to build its compressor station. If completed the pipeline’s purpose (on the books) is to deliver gas to markets in VA and NC with some discussion of expansion into SC.

June 25, 2018
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Are Humans Disappearing?: A Photography Exhibit by Orin Langelle Online Now

“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” — Oscar Wilde

May 8, 2017
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¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Update

As Leslie Marmon Silko says in her book Ceremony, “…as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.”

May 3, 2016
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Photo Reportage

This online gallery provides many examples of my photographic work, since 2003. I have extensive images prior to that and am in the process of cataloguing them. Every photo on this page represents a photo series documenting the events listed. In the future I aim to present most of the photos featured in documentary essays that stand alone.

May 2, 2016
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Langelle’s photograph in the Museum of Contemporary Art – Detroit

MOCAD Exhibit You Can’t Print That! 50 Years of The Fifth Estate Now Closed Orin Langelle’s…

September 11, 2015
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Globalization Issues

Globalization enables some people to become vastly richer while many more are made poorer. Not only are people are being exploited; they are losing their lands and often their entire communities while the resources they depend on are stolen and exported--often irreversibly depleted from the Earth--contributing to climate change and in turn threatening all life support systems on this planet. Immanuel Wallerstein says that the current "ideological celebration of so-called globalization is in reality the swan song of our historical system."

September 8, 2014
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Memorial Photo Tribute for Pete Seeger’s 95th Birthday

For Pete - ¡Pete Seeger Presente! Born: 3 May 1919, New York City, NY - Died: 27 January 2014, New York City, NY - I released these photos last year after this performance in Buffalo, NY. I believe this was the second to last performance by Pete Seeger. I thought it would be appropriate to re-release them in remembrance of what would have been his 95th birthday on Saturday, 3 May 2014. Photos taken at the Western NY Peace Center’s 46th Annual Dinner.

April 29, 2014
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Exhibition on Green Land Grabbing Launched

On International Forest Day, 21 March 2014, Global Forest Coalition in collaboration with Critical Information Collective, Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography launched this exhibition that demonstrates the impacts of ‘green land grabbing’ on local communities. The exhibition was shown at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, in June 2014 and the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea in October 2014.

March 20, 2014
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The Bali, Indonesia Exhibit at 2013 World Trade Organization (WTO) Meetings

These photos were on display in Bali, Indonesia. They were exhibited at the People’s Global Camp against WTO in Denpasar. The People’s Global Camp (PGC) was a counterpoint to the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia on Dec. 3-6, 2013. The Camp served as a a hub for people’s initiatives and action against WTO and neoliberal globalization.

November 26, 2013
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The Warsaw, Poland Exhibit at the UN Climate Conference

The following photos were on display at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland at the IBON International booth. The name of the exhibit was titled Neoiberal Globalization and Climate Chaos. This exhibit took place during the High Level Sessions of the UNFCCC meetings 18 - 23 November 2013. The conference was held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

November 9, 2013
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Photos from the Exhibit “Chiapas: Resistance & Renewal”

Casa De Arte Gallery, Buffalo, NY - 22 June to 28 July 2013 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect on 1 January 1994. When it did, the Indigenous Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) rose up throughout Chiapas with the resounding cry “¡Ya Basta!” (Enough Already!). Chiapas is Mexico’s most biologically rich state, and home to the highest concentration of Indigenous Peoples in the country.

June 22, 2013
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Video: A Darker shade of Green…Future of Forests

Langelle was part of the Project Conception and Coordination Team and a Still Photographer on this video…

March 19, 2013
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Book and Magazine Covers

Samples of book and magazine covers that used photographs by Langelle

December 10, 2012
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Vermont: Recovery from Hurricane Irene

Anne Petermann: Orin Langelle and I toured a portion of our (then) home state of Vermont on Tuesday, 30 August to witness and document some of the destruction that Hurricane Irene had left in its wake. Though it was downgraded to a “tropical storm” by the time it reached Vermont, its torrential rains wreaked havoc around the state. During our travels, however, we witnessed the resiliency of Vermonters, who tackled their own loss or the loss of their neighbors, not only with fortitude, but also with humor and a very New England-like matter of fact-ness.

October 12, 2012
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Protected: CSGETREES Photos

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

April 12, 2010