— In A House Of Harmony
In A House Of Harmony is about a group of people in New York who dedicate themselves to wildlife animals impacted by human activities in countless ways. Conservation photography allows Napat Wesshasartar to collaborate with environmental organizations, which makes him see who the true heroes are. They dedicate their lives to rescue animals and preserve the environment impacted by human activities, albeit with the uncertainty of knowing when the animals will be ready to be released again.
The project started at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, the only facility of its kind on Eastern Long Island. This place is dedicated to preserving and protecting the region’s native wildlife, including wild raccoons, ducks, and migratory birds. Shortly afterwards, Napat visited the Riverhead NY Marine Rescue Center, the only marine rescue center in NY State. Here, people are focusing on endangered marine animals, including critically endangered species, like the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, as well as seals native to the New York waters. Since the opening of the rescue center, the number of injured animals has increased by 500%. Undeniably, we all are facing environmental issues in countless ways. As humans steadily become a bigger part of the ecological equation, the number of wildlife animals is decreasing dramatically.
The photographs alone can do nothing. Yet, the people who look at them can.
Napat Wesshasartar was born in 1996. He is a photojournalist and filmmaker born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Wesshasartar attended Chulalongkorn University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Art. For his film and photographic work he has received several awards. He graduatedfrom the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography. Wesshasartar’s work focuses on marine conservation issues and human rights. He is now based in Bangkok and works as a video producer at the Environmental Justice Foundation.