January 9, 2023
Come join us to welcome and meet Taylor Stone, a PhD researcher and photographer based in Pensacola, Florida.
After serving as a federal agent for the United States military, Talor broke from the traditional career path to pursue photography. As an Arctic specialist, Talor has spent a significant amount of time exploring the northern region. Her summers in Greenland have inspired numerous academic research projects on topics like globalization and indigenous identity, mass tourism and peripheral communities, and climate-induced human migration among Inuit populations. These themes are echoed in her photographic pursuits which focus heavily on Arctic landscapes and other climate change-inspired projects that allow her to visually explore the real-life aspects of her academic subjects.
Talor’s work is about more than photography. Her images merge science and art to highlight themes of transition and fragility and to emotionally connect viewers to places few will ever visit. Her hope is to raise awareness that climate-threatened landscapes are more than data points, charts, and statistics – they’re living places that deserve to be protected in their own right.