DOCUMENTING NATURAL RESOURCES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: PHOTOGRAPHY AS A TOOL FOR EDUCATION AND ACTIVATING CHANGE

Victoria Green
Posted September 17, 2015 from Italy
Photo tribute: James Whitlow Delano

"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?

Location:Photoville Pavilion

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.

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Lisa Anderson
Sep 22, 2015
Sep 22, 2015

Thank you for sharing, Victoria! Indeed, images bear witness to global climate change and can be the most powerful call to action for us.

Olanike
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 26, 2015

Nice model for creating awareness and also stirring action around climate change!

My community just recorded one of the worst flood occurrences. Typically the losses recorded is pretty alarming- loss of lives, properties and displacements! Those who were directly affected and survived are still counting their losses.

As I write, affected schools and related public places have been sealed off. I hope to come up with a photo story that will create a mental picture of this sad reality about the impact of climate change in my community.

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Olanike.