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Photojournalist Captures Relationship Between People and Nature
Dec 17 2011
By Fred Kight
As a photojournalist working on assignment for the National Network of Forest Practitioners, it's Josh Birnbaum's job to see the forest AND the trees -- to see the big picture and the personal story. And to share his vision with others.
Birnbaum is a graduate of Ohio University who now lives in Athens, which is where the Forest Practitioners organization is located.
Back in June, the national group picked Birnbaum as the International Year of Forests Photography Fellow. "I was chosen to travel around the country and photograph various issues related to forestry and to highlight these issues that are important to the forest and our existence as humans," he says.