Alfie Bowen (UK)
Alfie Bowen (UK) is a British photographer, that works and lives in Suffolk. He first took up photography in 2014 following a life-long interest in our natural world. He was fed up with seeing little being done about the plight facing many species across the world and so decided to use his love of photography to raise awareness. Alfie says “People tend to care more about the things they love; I hope to make people fall in love with our natural world so we can save it before it’s too late. We share planet earth with many other species and it is our responsibility to care for them and ensure that they are thriving for future generations to enjoy. Currently, we are on track to be remembered as the generation that let the elephant slip into extinction — do we really want to leave this earth with that reputation forever hanging over us?” Bowen always researches the species he is aiming to photograph before setting foot in the field — he says “it is important to know the behaviour of your subject and to be aware of the images that already exist — there is no room for the mundane”. Hours are invested in every piece to ensure that they are of the highest quality. Bowen’s work has been shown by the BBC and hangs in houses in Spain, America and France.