2021 Micro-Grant Winner: Evan Barrientos
Evan Barrientos is a photographer and filmmaker passionate about inspiring people to explore and care for nature. Currently, he is using multimedia to help people (Coloradans, in particular) rethink their relationship with wildfire.
Grant Category: Multimedia
Fireforest is a visual exploration of forest fire and restoration in northern Colorado. To increase the pace and scale of forest restoration there needs to be a drastic shift in public perception of fire in forests. Fireforest aims to raise the funding and societal support for forest restoration.
Favorite thing about firefighting:
My favorite thing about wildland fire is its potential to restore and maintain forest resilience.