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International Year of the Forests Photography Fellowship
Nov 1 2011
The Huffington Post
By Josh Birnbaum
This summer I was fortunate enough to spend seven weeks on a photographic forest escapade. In June, I was chosen to be the International Year of Forests Photography Fellow. The fellowship was co-sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters and the National Network of Forest Practitioners with support from the NASF Foundation.
For years, I've had an interest in photography and its impact on our culture, in environmental issues of sustainability, and in social justice. The fellowship was an incredible opportunity to combine my interests and highlight important forestry and human issues on a national scale, in a year dedicated to the forests that sustain our existence. With the wind blowing across my face and some bluegrass music blasting on the radio, I hit the road in search of the elusive soul of the American forest.