"What connects you to the rest of the world? A new photography exhibition Faces of Our Planet explores the human experience of living on Earth and how globalization impacts the cultural, community, and individual perspectives throughout different regions of the world. A select team of leading contemporary fine art photographers visited communities across the globe to bring back intimate portraits and interviews to express the many diverse, common concerns, experiences, and benefits of an interconnected planet.
Faces of Our Planet: Jeffrey Milstein featured by the Smithsonian
“Hopefully we see the connections between all living things and their importance to each other—and begin to save the world rather than destroy it.” – Barry Koffler, High Falls, New York, U.S.
About the Photographer
Jeffrey Milstein (b. 1944, U.S.) Artists first settled here [Hudson Valley, New York] in the 1800s, and its natural beauty fostered the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Prior to globalization, the area was also an important source of food and manufactured goods for New York City but the area became adversely affected with cheaper imports. We are seeing a rebirth of agriculture due to the demand for farm-to-table food. Also, the internet has shrunk the world making it possible to run global businesses from the Valley."