John Gallo has launched a photographic project, which show cases in images and numbers the forest burned in Portugal in the last 35 years.
The environment and future of the planet are some of the concerns of the photographer and it was in this condition that the photographic project "Black Forest" was born, destined to become a movement of civil society.
A photography book, a website and an awareness and education campaign are the trilogy that compose this initiative, in the words of the author. The photographic project was launched on the crowdfunding platform until 22nd of November.
The amounts raised, in addition to financing the costs of the project, will be awarded to the Portuguese Firemen's League. John Gallo recalls that "in 35 years the equivalent of the total area of the Netherlands or Denmark has burned in Portugal" and that "half of the forest fires in the European Union occur in Portugal". According to the data already presented, "42% of our country, 38 thousand km2, have burned in the last 35 years, compared to 12% of area burned in Spain, 12.2% in Greece, 12.6% in Italy and 1.3 % in France".
The photographer, who has been internationally honored since 1998, particularly with the Joan Wakelin Award for the Royal Photographic Society, believes that his project can make a difference in order to stop this tragedy. A step that can help by helping in this campaign in favor of the Portuguese forest and all the anonymous heroes who try to protect it, just go to the link below.