Harun Mehmedinovic: SKYGLOW Project
September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
After a grueling three-year journey of over 150,000 miles traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, renowned timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan proudly introduced SKYGLOW; a hardcover photo book and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the grave threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “skyglow,” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies. Featured by rock legends The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, BBC Earth, National Geographic, Time, National Park Service, and over 1000 media outlets, SKYGLOW images and videos have been seen by over 200 million people. To learn more about the SKYGLOW Project please click here.
Harun took up photography as a hobby during his road trips across America. Years later, his portrait project Bloodhoney* became one of the most successful Kickstarter photography campaigns of all time. He is a regular contributor to BBC Earth, and has contributed photographs and videos to Vogue Italia, National Geographic, Astronomy Magazine, BBC Travel, Discovery Science, and Blindfold Magazine. Harun’s photography work has been featured by various media outlets, including Time, Wired, NPR, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Vice, and Washington Post. It has also been the subject of a TEDx Talk. His videos have been featured at various events, most notably by The Rolling Stones on their ZIP CODE tour and the upcoming 2016/2017 tour; Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters’ 2016 Tour and Desert Trip Indio Concert; Trance duo Cosmic Gate’s am2pmmusic video; and National Park Service’s “100 Years” centennial video; among others. Harun’s photograph of the cloud-inverted Grand Canyon was listed among the 2015 best travel photos of the year by National Geographic, and in 2016, he was on the BBC Earth Instagram team that won a Webby Award for “Best Photography and Graphics.” Recently, Harun began work as a cinematographer on Ice on Fire, a Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary for HBO.