Photo Essay: Dark skies

Homelands producer Bear Guerra remembers looking at the sky as a child and feeling a strange mixture of “awe, fear, and hope.” In a 40-image photo essay for Emergence Magazine, he embraces all three of those sensations, exploring what darkness means not just for himself, but for humanity and the planet.

“The images in this series are evidence of an intimate personal journey, as I contemplate our light-polluted world and seek to reconnect with the night; as I ponder how the technology to which we are now tethered is affecting me and those closest to me; as I wonder how I can guide my own child to embrace the night and understand that without darkness we are not just incomplete … we fail to dream.”

You can see the images here.