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Journeys Into the Wild

The Photography of Peter Dombrovskis

Peter Dombrovskis Bob Brown



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National Library of Aust.
01 September 2017
ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Those of us old enough to remember the No Dams campaign of the early 80s may also have had a poster of Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend. The iconic image of the conservation movement was to be seen everywhere! But the photographer, Peter Dombrovskis, chronicled other wild beauties of untouched Tasmania and his serene images are gathered in this superb book. Technically impressive, aesthetically pleasing, they still remind us of the need to protect these special places… Lindy Jones


Journeys into the Wild is a poetic escape to a fragile and breathtaking wilderness, with celebrated photographer Peter Dombrovskis as our guide.

A silhouette of a damaged twisted Pencil Pine, wearing a fine dusting of fresh snow and precariously positioned above the Pool of Siloam in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, is like a portrait of a lively old friend. A fresh ice sheet, uniquely patterned, is coloured by the alpenglow, as the day's first sunlight reflects on a Cradle Mountain tarn. A flowering white Olearia pinifolia at the base of a massive boulder on Mount Wellington is a study in permanency and transience. Here, too, are photographs of the Snowy Mountains and the tropical rainforests of Queensland's Daintree and Hinchinbrook Island, Fiji and Borneo.

Bob Brown and Peter Dombrovskis forged their friendship in the battle to save the Gordon and Franklin rivers. As a founder of the Wilderness Society, Bob organised the blockade of dam works on the Franklin, recruiting Peter and his iconic photography to make the case for conservation over profit. During the campaign, Bob accompanied Peter on one of his kayak trips down the Franklin and observed his process as a photographer. Peter would go on to take one of the most famous photographs in Australian history, Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, an image that featured in calendars and diaries across Australia and that was integral to the success of the campaign. The two remained friends until Peter's death in 1996.
By (photographer):   Peter Dombrovskis
Introduction by:   Bob Brown
Imprint:   National Library of Aust.
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 221mm, 
ISBN:   9780642279071
ISBN 10:   0642279071
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   01 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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