J O I N U S : D O C U M E N T A R Y M A T T E R S
Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis
Virtual Panel Discussion
Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 pm ET via Zoom
Photo by Giacomo d'Orlando from Nemo's Garden.
The Social Documentary Network presents a virtual panel discussion with three photographers in the current issue of ZEKE magazine and on view in an exhibition at The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, Mass., on the theme Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis. The exhibition is on display July 5-31 with an opening reception on Friday, July 8. Click here for more information on the exhibition.
These three world-class documentary photographers will discuss image making and long-term sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. Their projects include the Indigenous Peoples' Burn Network in the western United States with photos by Kiliii Yuyan; Nemo’s Garden—the world’s first underwater greenhouse—in Italy with photos by Giacomo d'Orlando; and the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda with photos by Sarah Fretwell. Antonia Juhasz, a renowned climate and environmental journalist, will moderate the discussion.
Antonia Juhasz is a New Orleans-based author and investigative journalist focused on energy and climate. Her writing appears in Rolling Stone, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, and many more outlets. She is the author of three books, most recently, Black Tide, on the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. She is a Monroe Fellow at the Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, where she also teaches. Antonia is a former Bertha Investigative Journalism Fellow. Antonia wrote a feature article in the spring 2022 issue of ZEKE on Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis.
Journalist, climate activist, and political scientist, Sarah Fretwell, works as a multimedia storyteller. Her work focuses on the intersection of the environment, people, and business with one question: What if the new bottom line was love? Her award-winning photojournalism explores the lives of everyday people with extraordinary stories and creates the human connection that engages people on a personal level, offering individuals a voice for justice, insight for solutions, and the human connection needed for international engagement. Some of her notable work and clients include the BioCarbon Fund, United Nations, USAID, The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, World Bank Group, and Tara Oceans Foundation.
Giacomo d’Orlando is an Italian documentary photographer focused on environmental and social issues. He began his career as an advertising photographer in 2011, but in 2015 he decided to move to Nepal and then Peru in order to enter the world of photojournalism. For the next three years, he worked alongside several local NGOs, focusing mainly on social issues. From 2018 to 2020 he lived in both Australia and New Zealand. This inspired him to concentrate on the environment, with particular attention to the possible future scenarios caused by climate change. His projects appeared in The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, El Pais, Geo France, De Volkskrant, D-La Repubblica and Mare Magazin, among others. Today his work looks at how the increasing pressures brought about by climate change are reshaping the planet and how present-day society is reacting to the new challenges that will characterize our future.
Kiliii Yuyan illuminates stories of the Arctic and human communities connected to the land and sea. Informed by ancestry that is both Nanai/Hèzhé (East Asian Indigenous) and Chinese-American, he explores the human relationship to the natural world from different cultural perspectives and extreme environments, on land and underwater. Kiliii is an award-winning contributor to National Geographic, TIME, and other major publications. Kiliii is one of PDN's 30 Photographers (2019), a National Geographic Explorer, and a member of Indigenous Photograph and Diversify Photo. His work has been exhibited worldwide and received some of photography's top honors.