It's time for our familiar call for photographs, one of which will form the cover page of the 5th issue of MOnuMENTA.
The new issue is devoted to Transportation, to the movement of people and goods from one place to the other, in other words to travel and trade, both activities deeply related with human history and development. Our choice covers once again many fields and approaches interdisciplinary the issues of protection of architecture and nature, that interest us.
Transportation has no spatial restrictions! Modes of transport include land, sea or air and require the existence of infrastructure, thus allowing us to refer to roads and facilities that set the scenery with their construction and their history. Roads for people and goods that were carried by animals or wheeled vehicles, railways, roads, sea routes, ports, airports, pipelines ... We can also speak about cities which, due to their geographical position, were strongly influenced by their commercial activities.
Nevertheless in our time when talking about transport we can not overlook the negative impact on the environment, since it consumes a large percentage of the total world electricity, emits pollutants, especially CO2, thus contributing to global warming and to the rising of the temperature. Moreover, in cities that constantly expand, but also in the countryside, the creation of infrastructure for transport "consumes" land, and in many cases threatens areas with sensitive ecosystems and architectural monuments. Everyone of us, when moving from one place to the other, especially when using a private vehicle or the airplane, increases significantly its ecological footprint on the planet.
Surely you move in some way, to go to work, to study, to socialise with other people to enjoy holidays. In these trips you can capture an image related to something mentioned above, revealing either the positive or negative effect of transport. This is the photo we expect!
* We await for your photographs till May 15, 2011.
* One or two photographs, in colour or black and white, digital or conventional, accompanied by information on what it depicts, when it was taken as well as a brief cv....
You can e-mail them: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or send them by mail: MOnuMENTA (c/o Irini Gratsia), El. Venizelou 25-27, 14343, Nea Chalkidona (dimensions 10 Χ 15 cm)