is a biologist and a well-known wildlife photographer. He documents conservation work, animals and landscapes for the Frankfurt Zoological Society, and the beauty and biodiversity of nature all over the world. At the same time he photographs the destructive effects of poaching, large monocultures and industries on nature. Money and our use of money play a major role. On the one hand, money is used to preserve the diversity of nature and to protect biodiversity. On the other hand, enormous amounts of money are earned through unrestrained economic growth which destroys habitats, ecosystems and biodiversity.
photographs banknotes as he travels the world. Banknotes pass through our hands millions of times and yet hardly anyone can describe them. Macro-photography opens up new perspectives and reveals things that stay unnoticed in the everyday handling of banknotes. Tiny details, exotic landscapes, natural diversity, political-historical events, portraits of personalities, kings and despots. Money is more emotionally charged than almost any other commodity in our lives. This is why, in his opinion, it is too short-sighted to view money purely in economic terms.
Dr. Christof Schenck
could be won as an advocate for this project. The Executive Director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is the ideal supporter for this project linking science and art.
"Even before COVID-19, scientists knew that there was a connection between habitat destruction and an increase in so called zoonotic diseases that have jumped from animals to humans. In healthy ecosystems, there are a lot of species and they have different levels of immunity. If we reduce biodiversity, for example by destroying habitats, then it becomes more likely that diseases will spread. That's one of the reasons why it's so important that we preserve intact ecosystems and protect wildlife - to protect ourselves from future pandemics."
NFTs, digital art, pandemic, growth, biodiversity, climate change, bailout, freedom, modern slavery. These phrases determine the current debate and they form the basis for the "Overview" art project by the two photographers Daniel Rosengren and Pete Jones.