We believe in creating visual archives of a planet which is changing so fast.
We believe in photographing the human history in an accelerated globalizing process, the environmental changes,the extinction of the species, the disappearance of tribes ,cultural values and traditional ways of living.
We believe in portraying the forgotten, in portraying the vanishing world.
Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo
The Anthropocene marks the dawn of a new Era for humanity and the planet, a new
geological period in which human made activities have made permanent changes to the surface of the planet and are hold responsible for the mass extinction of plant and animal species, water and land pollution and climate change.
Unaware that not so long ago the planet used to be different, the children of the Anthropocene play and live in an apocalyptic legacy, in a world of waste, polluted waters and almost non-existing trees or birds. Unknowingly as well, and probably -if given a choice-unwillingly, they represent the modern estranged relation between the human beings and nature, which has already reached the point of no return.
They sail on imagined rivers, climb on imagined mountains and get lost in imagined forests. They imagine nonexistent animals, nonexistent flowers, and a world which no longer is…..they are the offspring of the Anthropocene.
© Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo