• Earth Emotions is a collaborative exhibition of photography dedicated to sharing our experiences of the crises we've unleashed in Earth's climate, biodiversity, soils, atmosphere, freshwater, oceans and forests, and in our own health.

    We're the first generations to feel the impact of these crises, and maybe the last who can do something about them. While that might feel overwhelming, our situation could also be a portal to a brighter future. This exhibition aims to inspire change by showcasing local stories and contributing to new narratives about the planetary emergency.

    Earth Emotions is hosted by the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum.

    Who can participate?

    Earth Emotions is open to New Zealand Te Tau Ihu (Top of the South Island) residents over the age of 13 years, regardless of level of photography experience.

    Does it cost anything to enter?

    No, it's completely free 

    How many and what kinds of images can I submit?

    You can submit up to six images.

    They can be realistic, conceptual or abstract.

    Our themes are:

    • Experiences and Emotions - Personal experiences of the planetary crises and how they are affecting you, whānau, friends, community or the living world
    • Action and Response - Actions, emotional or spiritual responses to our planetary emergency
    • Future Visions - How you imagine the future

    Check out @earth.emotions.exhibition for examples or

    Contact us if you have questions.

    What are the camera, processing and image requirements?

    • Use any camera type (phone, digital, analogue )
    • All processing methods are welcome.You may use textures, multiple exposures, layers, typography, juxtapositions or other creative elements.
    • Images must be submitted as high quality jpg files with a minimum size of 3 MB

    How will the exhibition be curated?

    Our curators Ann Wheatley and Emma Jane Hughes will select images from the pool of entries for the exhibition, aiming to include as many photographers as possible. They will be in touch by email on or before 15 Mar 2022 if any of your images have been selected.

    Where will Earth Emotions be exhibited?

    Earth Emotions will exhibited online at the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum in April 2022. Pop-up versions may also be projected at locations around Nelson-Tasman. Other exhibition events or promotions may also be held before or after these dates.

    What are the terms and conditions?

    Read the full terms and conditions here.

    How do I enter?

    • Complete the form below to enter an image.
    • To enter another image, return to this page
    • Submit up to six images before midnight on 15 Feb 2022. No images can be accepted after that date
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