Wisdom+earth features the writings and photography of Jonathan McLeod. It's ultimate aim is to showcase feature articles on the relationship between culture and environment, and how the simultaneous loss of both human and biological diversity poses a threat to our quality of life. For more, read the welcome letter here.
If you are interested in photographic services, visit the Portrait and Client sections of the Galleries page to see samples of portraits, graphic design, and video production. Please email email@example.com for rates and information.
April 15, 2009
Big News Got the go-ahead on the Amazon project with International Rivers, and will be traveling to the Ene River valley next week. (For more info see below and check the Peru page in a few weeks for content.) Also beginning this fall I will begin a Master's program in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Arizona, one of the most exciting and highly regarded departments in the country.
Added A page on the North Coast of Peru.
March 24, 2009
News There's a good chance I'll be working with International Rivers in the coming weeks to document a group of the Ashaninka tribe in the Peruvian Amazon. The Ashaninka are a subsistence community that stand to suffer great losses to their ancestral land because of a large scale dam project that has been approved on the Ene River. The project, planned soley to export electricty to Brazil, will not only severly disrupt the life of the Ashaninka people, but also have unknown consequences in some of the most pristine and biologically diverse forests on Earth. International Rivers would use material I produce to help launch their publicity campaign to block the contruction of no less than 18 dams along the river. They are an amazing organization and have had success in the past in stopping these huge projects that are so harmful to both indigenous cultures and the environment, so please check them out at the above link. Check back here for developments on this project.
Added More pages and galleries to the Patacancha section.
March 3, 2009
Added An entire new section for my trip to Peru with photo galleries and essays!
February 11, 2009
Over the next few months Jonathan will be volunteering with a musuem in the Cusco region of the Peruvian Andes. Check back soon for galleries and essays about his experiences.
January 16, 2008
Added Photos to the People and Portrait galleries.
December 21, 2008
Added "Modern Ancient Hawaii" in Writing cection, photo essay on roadside memorials and shrines in Arizona and Southern California.
November 10, 2008
Added Journal page and photogalleries for clients.
Changed Home page to include news and updates.
September 19, 2008
News and Site Updates