Friday, June 30, 2006

Climate Change Photography Competition

© Alex Webb/Magnum Photos
THIS CHILD, IN JOHANNESBURG’S ECOCITY, HAS THE LUXURY OF TURNING ON A TAP AND DRINKING CLEAN WATER. THIS IS A CRITICAL ISSUE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE MANY CHILDREN DIE FROM WATER-BORNE DISEASES AND WHERE CLIMATE CHANGE IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THE FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF DROUGHTS. THE WATER IN ECOCITY IS HARVESTED FROM THE RAIN, USED, RECYCLED AND CLEANED BY NATURAL PROCESSES ON SITE. AS WELL AS MAKING SURE THEY ARE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, THE RESIDENTS OF ECOCITY ARE ALSO REDUCING THEIR OWN CO2 EMISSIONS BY IMPLEMENTING A RANGE OF SIMPLE TECHNOLOGIES AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRACTICES

Photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand, world renowned aerial photographer of the planet’s ecosystems, and Pal Hermansen, winner of the second prize of the prestigious 2006 World Press Photo (nature category), have joined the jury of Friends of the Earth International's Climate Justice Photo Competition.

The deadline for entries is 15 July 2006.


In May, Friends of the Earth International launched its first-ever photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of climate justice from around the globe. The best shots will feature in a 2007 wall calendar and in a traveling photo exhibit.

Our global photo competition is free of charge, and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit photos. We particularly encourage young people, women and people living in the developing world to take part.

We are looking for imaginative, striking photos that illustrate the impacts that the changing climate is having on people and the environment; that show who is responsible for dangerous climate change; and that show the way forward towards climate justice.

For more information and competition rules see: http://www.foei.org/photo

Yann Arthur-Bertrand’s website is http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com
Pal Hermansen’s website is http://www.palhermansen.com

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1 Comments:

At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not photography (mostly), but global warming definitely needs more art:

http://www.globalwarmingart.com/

 

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