10.00 OLAVI VAINU
About Bird Ringing in Estonia for the Purpose of Studying Migration
The presentation will discuss the history of bird ringing as well as modern options in studying the migration of birds, and offer exciting examples.
11.00 PÄÄRO METSAND
The North through a Camera Lens
The Russian taigas with their untouched nature, the tundra landscapes of Finland and Sweden, and the fascinating fjord scenery of Norway in pictures and in words. Pääro, a freelance nature photographer and organiser of Nordic trips has taken his camera on adventurous journeys north of the Arctic Circle for seven years now. According to him, the North is a separate reality which fills people with emotions and does not let them stay away for long.
13.00 TARMO MIKUSSAAR
Photo versus Video?
Tarmo, a co-author of the Estonian Television programme ‘Ozone’ and a recognised nature photographer, will search for differences and similarities between recording still and moving images in nature.
14.45 HANS MARKUS ANTSON
Vlogging* about Nature
He has over 8,000 followers on Instagram and a total of nearly 20,000 followers across all social media channels. This is considerably more than many other well-known Estonian nature photographers. Hans Markus Antson is a young nature photographer and videographer who in recent years has focused primarily on recording videos and keeping a video blog. The young man earned wider recognition in 2015 when he took part in the renowned Fjällräven Polar journey campaign and won it by a great majority of votes. The prize was a five-day dog sled journey in the border areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Wild animals have an important place in the vlogs of Hans Markus. With his activities, Hans wishes to show his viewers how nature photos are born and what life behind the camera lens is like.
16.00 ANNA GLYNN and PETER DALMAZZO (Australia)
Driven by Curiosity
In their work, artist Anna and biologist Peter have combined science and (video) art. In the course of their projects, they have, for instance, spent a month on a small island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, watching a colony of magnificent frigatebirds, lived on Mount Kaputar in eastern Australia, observing the rare pink snails that live there, and studied the underwater life of tadpoles in the lakes of Ireland. Anna and Peter will talk about their work and show lots of moving images. Driven by curiosity, they create their work so that their ecological footprint on delicate ecosystems is minimal.
Anna Glynn is an award-winning Australian artist who creates visually poetic works, delving deep into the relationships between humans and nature, lands and places, the physical and the evanescent. Nature, history, ecology and the environment are the main elements and binding components of her work.
Peter Dalmazzo is an environmental scientist who has broad experience in marine biology, environmental planning and environmental impact assessment as well as in community engagement and environmental education.
As has become a tradition, the event also offers a chance to take a closer look at Canon photo and video equipment.
* vlog – video blog, a form of web television
LIHULA CENTRAL LIBRARY (Tallinn Road 25)
* Jaan Künnap ‘Mountains and Men’
* Haapsalu Photo Club ‘Let Our Forests Stand’
* Marje Loide ‘Ice Flowers’ and ‘Colourful Figures’
LIHULA CULTURAL CENTRE
* Travelling exhibition ‘Life behind the Camera Lens’, compiled to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Estonian Filmmakers Union
* ‘Plants with Animal Names in Estonia’
* ‘The 19th Bloodless Hunt’
MUSEUM OF NEW ART IN PÄRNU (Esplanaadi 10, Pärnu)
* Anna Glynn’s endangered species art project ‘Marooned’ is open since 6 September.
Photo: Pääro Metsand
Photo: Jaan Künnap
Photos above and below: Anna Glynn’s ‘Swan Song’ is a large chiffon installation. It explores the relationships between humans and nature and human aspirations which are changing the Australian landscape according to the European aesthetics. Created as a result of studying historical records, ‘Swan Song’ tells a story of importing the white swan to Australia to decorate and “civilise” the landscape at the back of the world, while local black swans were eliminated and taken elsewhere in the course of post-colonisation “cleansing” and reorganisation.
Photo: Peter Lind