New Greenpeace iPad app marks 40 years of environmental photo-activism

Press release - 3 September, 2011
Perpignan, 3 September 2011 – A Greenpeace iPad application showcasing four decades of dramatic photography from the environmental frontline was launched during this week’s Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.

The Greenpeace Images HD, which is free to download from iTunes, features iconic imagery ranging from the first Greenpeace voyage to stop nuclear weapons testing in 1971, right through to activists taking action to prevent environmental crimes today.

“Greenpeace has always sought out innovative ways of telling stories that inspire people towards action; the iPad app opens up whole new ways of using provocative photography, to not only communicate the threats our planet faces, but to engage people in countering these threats and finding solutions ”, said Greenpeace International Head of Photography John Novis.

“This year marks Greenpeace’s 40th year on the environmental frontline - the Images App keeps us at the cutting edge of communications, by keep people up to date with our campaigns and showcasing our remarkable images archive – created by photographers who are not only bearing witness, but exposing and helping to put a stop to environmental crimes.”

On August 31, the prestigious Visa pour l’Image festival, in Perpignan, honoured the 30-year relationship between French photojournalist Pierre Gleizes and Greenpeace, with an open-air projection at the city’s Campo Santo cathedral. Gleizes’ powerful 1982 images of activists protesting the dumping of nuclear waste at sea – which contributed to the banning of the practice - are also featured in the app.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Contacts:

Dave Walsh, Greenpeace International media, +31 6 46197327

The Greenpeace Photography Application is available for download from

iTunes, at:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/greenpeace-images-hd/id451106852?mt=8

 

Both the images featured in the app, and screenshots of the app are available from the Greenpeace Picture Desk. Contact John Novis on +31 6 29001152 or

 

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