Author(s): Jane Dove Juneau
The timely release of Jane Dove Juneau's latest book, Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth, ensures it is well-positioned in the debate heating up on climate change in New Zealand. With increasing concerns on climate change throughout the developed world, this new book is designed to reach people and stimulate thought and action. Launched on 2 December 2008, the book is beautifully produced and is accessible to all age groups. Jane Dove Juneau has spent over 30 years photographing images throughout the world for news outlets, corporate and promotional work and her own books. Images evoking earth as the most special of places, with inspiring thoughts by great people in world history combine to reward the reader with an experience that borders on the spiritual in Juneau's Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth. "Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth is there to remind each of us of the importance of our impact on the planet and the environment. It is time to think seriously about how we can create a sustainable future for man and the other creatures that inhabit our planet," says Jane. The beautiful book presents 120 phenomenal, top quality, colour landscape images taken across the world from Peru to Samoa, the United States to Australia and New Zealand. "Our footprint, combined with all the steps taken by mankind, has a huge influence on the environment and we need to take time to consider our personal future and the lifestyle choices we make in the short time we are on the earth, as they are crucial to the future of the earth," she says. "Change comes from each and everyone of us taking responsibility and care of our planet. We have to become more aware, as the very future of mankind rests with us today."
Jane Dove Juneau uses photography to express her concern for the environment in relation to climate change, overpopulation and depletion of resources. Jane Dove Juneau has a background in New Zealand newspaper photography. After leaving New Zealand she spent 17 years at the ski resort of Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra working as a photographer, writer and later as a newspaper/magazine editor. She also worked as a freelance photographer providing photographs to the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, various magazines - Skiing, Time, book publishers and corporations - Powerbar, Nike, Patagonia. Now living back in New Zealand Jane works as a freelance photographer and writer.