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ICP's founding mission is to foster, promote, and preserve the work of photographers who use their cameras to elucidate social and political issues, what Cornell Capa called "concerned photography." This is the first of two panels in the "ICP Talks: Climate Change" series exploring the question of how photographers can effectively participate in the mobilization around climate change. What does the environmental movement need from the photographic community? Panelists include photographers Stanley Greene (Noor) and Ron Haviv; climate change activist Kevin Buckland of 350.org; and photo historian Fred Ritchin.

Kevin Buckland is the Activist Coordinator for 350.org, an NGO dedicated to building a global climate change movement from the bottom up. He has worked with the Youth Climate Network to promote creative communication for climate justice across the globe, harkening to the call to "make this movement as beautiful as the planet we are fighting for." Photojournalist Stanley Greene, a member of the Noor photo agency, has won five World Press Photo Awards and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his coverage of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places. His book Open Wound: Chechnya 1994–2003 was published by Trolley Books (2004). He recently followed the trail of electronic waste to Nigeria, India, China, and Pakistan, and has produced several photo essays as part of Noor’s multiyear project on climate change. Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made the headlines around the world. He is a co-founder of the photo agency VII, and has published critically acclaimed collections of his photography in Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal (2000), Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul (2002), and Haiti: 12 January 2010 (2010). Fred Ritchin is the author of Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (2013), After Photography (2008), and In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (2010). He is the director of PixelPress, creating websites, books, and exhibitions investigating new documentary and promoting human rights. He is also the former picture editor of Horizon and The New York Times Magazine, and former executive editor of Camera Arts magazine.

This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a complete listing of series events, click here.


ICP gratefully acknowledges our partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University | Earth Institute, The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, and The Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn, in developing and presenting public programs to accompany the exhibition Sebastião Salgado: Genesis.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
International Research Institute

Climate Week NYC

Human Impacts Institute


Image: Stanley Greene, Shadows of Change: Uummannaq, Greenland, October 2010. Standing over the cliffs looking at the icebergs, one can see the results of our modern-day throwaway society—discarded junk, computers, dishwashers, washing machines, televisions, stereos, office supplies, toilets, trucks, cars, tires. The junk comes from the West, western and Eastern Europe, and Asia, washed up by ocean currents. © Stanley Greene/Noor.