Environmental geography is concerned with understanding environmental problems, of course, but it is also about appreciating places. Photojournalist Alex Ingraham has spent some time visiting the very small islands of coastal Great Britain, meeting the caretakers who in many cases are the sole inhabitants.
Image: NY Times Photojournalist Alex Ingram
They get to know some remote places in a very intimate way, and through Ingraham's lens and narrative, we are given glimpses of these remarkable places and the rewards and tribulations of an isolated lifestyle.
I cannot help but wonder when there might be an opening as warden of Skokholm, which has two people and one library. I think it would be a good retirement job for my favorite librarian and me to share.
This essay is part of The World Through a Lens -- a weekly series of explorations provided by the New York Times as a welcome diversion from the isolation many are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic.