Daniel Beltrá

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Daniel Beltrá is a photographer and artist who makes work about human impact on the environment.

The focus of Beltrá's recent work has been fine art aerial photography of landscapes and environmental issues. His best known project is a series of photographs of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, titled Spill, which have been exhibited in galleries and museums across Europe and North America. Other topics he has photographed are tropical deforestation in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and global warming in the Arctic, Patagonia and the Southern Ocean. In September 2012, he documented the record-lowest summer sea ice level in the Arctic,[1] which were later included in his "Ice" exhibition.[2]

Life and work[edit]

Beltrá started his career with photos of bombings by the Basque separatist organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) while he was a student at the Complutense University of Madrid.[3] He went on to work at EFE and the Gamma photo agency while also photographing assignments for Greenpeace. He is a board member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.[4] He moved to Seattle in 2001.[5]

Beltrá has presented his work in slideshows and lectures at galleries and conferences across North America, including the 9th World Wilderness Congress,[6] the Annenberg Space for Photography,[7] the Aquarium of the Pacific,[8] and the ABC Continuity Forum.[9]

Beltrá was granted a commission by Charles, Prince of Wales for the Prince's Rainforests Project (PRP) to document the status of the world's great tropical rainforests in 2009.[10]

Publications[edit]

  • Spill. London: Gost, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9574272-4-2. With an essay by Barbara Bloemink. Edition of 2500 copies.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Benham Gallery, Seattle. Sustainability / Sostenibilidad, May 2009 – July 2009.[11]
  • City Hall, Paris. Prince's Rainforests Exhibition, October 2009.[12]
  • Kew Botanical Gardens, London. Prince's Rainforests exhibition, October–December 2009.[13]
  • 212 Gallery, Aspen. Spill, August–December 2010.[14]
  • Seattle Aquarium, Seattle. Spill, May–August 2011.[15]
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, Calif. Spill, October 2011 – January 2012.[16]
  • Roca Gallery, Barcelona. Marea Negra, October 2011 – January 2012.[17]
  • Catherine Edleman Gallery, Chicago. Spill, March–June 2012.[18]
  • "Power,", Prix Pictet touring exhibition, toured the world, including London,[19] Paris,[20] and Istanbul.[21]
  • Somerset House, London. Landmark, Fields of Photography March–April 2013.[22]
  • Quintenz Gallery, Aspen. Ice, December 2012 – February 2013.[23]
  • Aperture Gallery, New York. Power, November 2013 – February 2014.[24]
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. Power, February–April 2014.[25]
  • Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria. Pure Water, October 2014 – February 2015.[26]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian. (2012). Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic
  2. ^ Aspen Daily News. (2012). A Beautiful Disaster
  3. ^ Canon Professional Network. (2008). Daniel Beltrá: Fighting for nature
  4. ^ "International League of Conservation Photographers". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Seattlest. (2011). Science into Images: Daniel Beltrá's SPILL[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Conservation International. (2009). 9th World Wilderness Congress (WILD9)
  7. ^ Annenberg Space for Photography. (2010). The State of Tropical Rainforests Archived January 18, 2015, at Archive.today
  8. ^ Aquarium of the Pacific. (2011). The Deepwater Horizon Blowout: Two Perspectives—An Artist and a Scientist
  9. ^ ABC Continuity Forum. (2012). 2012 ABC Continuity Forum
  10. ^ YouTube: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales speaks at the Sony World Photography Awards [1]
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ The Guardian. (2009). Daniel Beltra's photographs of deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  13. ^ The Independent. (2009).Prince's Rainforest exhibition opens at Kew
  14. ^ Aspen Peak Magazine. (2010). Enviro Art at 212 Gallery
  15. ^ Seattle Times (2011). 'Spill' exhibit captures drama of Gulf of Mexico oil disaster
  16. ^ "Aquarium of the Pacific. (2011)". Archived from the original on December 28, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  17. ^ Roca Barcelona Gallery. (2011)
  18. ^ "Catherine Edelman Gallery. (2012)". Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  19. ^ Prix Pictet
  20. ^ Prix Pictet
  21. ^ Istanbul Modern. (2013). Prix Pictet: Power
  22. ^ "Photomonitor. (2013)". Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  23. ^ Quintenz Gallery. (2012)[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "Aperture Gallery. (2013)". Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  25. ^ Prix Pictet. (2013)
  26. ^ Lentos Kunstmuseum. (2014) Pure Water: The Most Valuable Resource in the World
  27. ^ World Press Photo. (2005)
  28. ^ Holden, Sara. (2007). Planet Ocean: Photo stories from the 'Defending our Oceans' voyage. New Internationalist. ISBN 1904456790
  29. ^ World Press Photo. (2006)
  30. ^ Blue Earth Alliance. (2009). Amazon: Forest at Risk Archived September 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ International Photography Awards. (2011)
  32. ^ Prix Pictet
  33. ^ BBVA Foundation. (2013)
  34. ^ CHIPP. (2014)
  35. ^ "World Press Photo Contest 2018 – the nominees in pictures". The Guardian, February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2018.

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