Robert Harding Pittman
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Robert Harding Pittman grew up in Boston and Hamburg, the son of a German mother and American father. After taking his undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering (U.C. Berkeley), an area of concern that continues to inform his work, he received an M.F.A. in Photography and Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). His main interest is how different cultures interact with the environment and how they manage “development”.
He published his first photography book "ANONYMIZATION" with Kehrer Verlag, compiling his work about the global proliferation of urban sprawl from over ten years. The project has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and for the German Photobook Award (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis) and has received wide media attention (CNN, WIRED, Wall Street Journal, ZDF, TVE, FAZ, Newsweek Japan…).. The traveling exhibition continues to show internationally.
His award winning, environmental and social documentaries have been screened at festivals and exhibitions around the world. His films are about the loss of natural habitat and the displacement and uprooting of people and cultures by the economic forces of development, for example coal mining, tourism and urban sprawl. Currently, together with actor and activist Martin Sheen, he is working with CFF Films in Germany on a new documentary film, "From under our feet", about people across the globe being displaced by open-pit coal mining.
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- Video editing