Climate change, pollution, and the way we are treating our planet have become a global issue, and this series is my personal crusade in bringing awareness to it. Once I recognized that we were facing a crisis I wanted to use my photographs to voice my deep sense of concern for the next generation. As a father I strongly believed that I had a moral duty to take action and as an artist I wanted to be a humble catalyst.
The background images of the earth originated from NASA, astronauts took them from the International Space Station. I digitally enhanced these images and superimposed portraits of children from around the world that I photographed over the years. I wanted to merge their innocent faces into these perilous landscapes.
A native of Switzerland, John Bernhard traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines and he has had many collective and one person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bernhard resides in Houston where he has designed and built his studio and an art gallery.
Catalogue Raisonné Published February 03, 2014
AMERICA'S CALL JOURNAL Published March 03, 2013
Body Work II Published November 11, 2012
VANISHED Published February 28, 2012
BODY WORK Published July 14, 2010
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Published July 21, 2009
ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY Published July 10, 2009
KNIGHT INLET Published July 08, 2009