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Anna Pultar, volunteer photographer with The Green Team

As we celebrate Volunteers Week from the 1st-7th June we’ve taken some time out to connect with Anna Pultar, a recent volunteer recruit to The Green Team. Anna isn’t taking on the challenges of leading a group, rather she is taking on the challenge of capturing the essence of what our programmes and organisation are all about through the lens of a camera. Something we haven’t quite managed to date.

Here she shares with Mandy Craig, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, some thoughts about volunteering, The Green Team and photography.

1. What do you do when you’re not volunteering with The Green Team.

I’m a researcher and lecturer in public policy at the University of Edinburgh.

2. Why volunteer with The Green Team?

I’ve become more interested in environmental protection and ways to engage people to care for wild places, those far away and right at our doorsteps. The Green Team does brilliant work combining nature conservation and education. With photography I hope to showcase its wonderfully playful way of allowing people from all walks of life to reconnect with nature.

3. How did you get into photography?

I’ve always had my camera with me to document travels or hill adventures, but it was only during lockdown that it became my everyday companion. Photography has opened a new, creative way for me to express what I see and care about.

4. What’s the best thing about photography for you?

Behind the lens, I can take a step back yet at the same time connect more deeply with what’s around me. I start to see things I didn’t before, small details in nature or people’s expressions and little interactions. There’s always something new and unexpected.

5. Where can people go to view your work?

You can visit my website and view some of my portfolio

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