About this issue

A picture is worth a thousand words—no less so when it depicts the natural environment. Pictures have played a prominent role in environmental discussions for years; iconic images, cartoons, and photographs have been purposefully employed to influence public opinion and advance political discussion. The phrase “eco-images” is frequently used to categorize the visual material used as a strategic tool in environmental campaigns. Taking a closer look at the history of eco-images and their influence in current debates, this issue of RCC Perspectives analyzes the role of visual material in shaping environmental discourses.

How to cite: Parak, Gisela (ed.), “Eco-Images: Historical Views and Political Strategies,” RCC Perspectives 2013, no 1. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/5601.