Bond villain lair, or underwater eco farm? Photographer talks award-winning work

Nemo's Garden by Giacomo d'Orlando
The Biosphere (Image credit: Giacomo D'Orlando)

In less than two months time, The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2022 will be announced. The award has never been more critical, as it continues to shine a spotlight on the most inspirational environmental photographers from across the globe and raise awareness of the environmental issues our planet is facing. 

Last year, Italian photographer Giacomo D'Orlando was recognized for his work documenting a self-sustainable underwater farming project, which could be an eco-friendly solution to current methods of farming that involve deforestation and loss of habitat. 

Giacomo D'Orlando
Giacomo d'Orlando

Giacomo D'Orlando is a documentary photographer who concentrates on telling stories about environmental issues. His work looks at how the increasing pressure brought about by climate change is reshaping the planet, and how present-day society is reacting to the new challenges that will characterize our future. He received prestigious awards such as POYI in Science & Natural History, Sony World Photography Award in the Environmental category, and UN World Ocean Day Photo Contest in nature-based solution and ocean exploration. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.