"It is easy to ignore the magnitude of environmental impacts and climate change when people cannot see them on a daily basis."
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Are you not able to visit the exhibition in NYC?
But look, what a great example for action! Why not organise similar actions in our communities?
Date:Saturday, September 19th Time: 2:15PM-3:15PM
Hope to see you at Photoville in NYC at the climate change panel discussion on Saturday, 19 September!
I am excited about sharing ideas with Janos Pasztor (Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United Nations in New York), & Mustafah Abdulaziz (photographer colleague and comrade documenting climate change challenges globally).
As the world faces global climatic change, photographers are using photography to tell stories and mobilize action. It is easy to ignore the magnitude of environmental impacts and climate change when people cannot see them on a daily basis. Digital channels and social media play an important role in bringing otherwise distant issues to the forefront. Photographers can now act as social change agents and visual storytellers, capturing the relationship between humans and natural resources in an evocative way that educates and promotes change from the ground up.
In effort to create direct dialogue between journalists and policy makers, photographers Mustafah Abdulaziz and James Whitlow Delano will discuss their ongoing photography projects on water and climate change with moderator, Janos Pasztor, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change. Each photographer will present their projects before engaging in a timely discussion around photography as a means for shifting the narrative on climate change, environmental solutions as well as individual and collective action.