November 25, 2016

Friday Round Up - 25th November, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up it's all about climate change. With the news that the NASA Climate Research centre may close with the new Republican Government in the US, I wanted to show a selection of images that provide irrefutable proof that we are wrecking the planet. I show them despite the fact that we've seen many images like these before. I show them despite the fact that it seems no one in power actually gives a damn. Why bother? Because if we let our voices be silenced, if we throw up our hands in dismay and walk away, 'they' the not so faceless, but immensely powerful, selfish and ignorant men (and it is largely men that are climate skeptics) go unchallenged.

There are many photographers doing amazing work to bring the story of climate change to the public. This week features works by Kerstin Langenberger, Michael Robinson Chavez, Peter McBride, Randy Olson, Mayeta Clark and an astonishing, and worrying series of comparative images by Gary Braasch. What these photos show is that climate change affects everything we need to survive as a species - food, water, air. No one can escape this. Not even the rich, fat cats that think they are above all else.

Special Feature:
Climate Change


(C) Kerstin Langenberger - A starving polar bear in Arctic

(C) Michael Robinson Chavez


(C) Michael Robinson Chavez


(C) Gary Braasch

(C) Peter McBride - Colorado River runs dry

(C) Peter McBride - Colorado River runs dry


(C) Randy Olson, Pakistan


(C) Randy Olson for National Geographic, East Africa


(C) Mayeta Clark, PNG - two million starve a PNG food bowl dries up 2016

(C) Gary Braasch


(C) Gary Braasch


(C) Gary Braasch


(C) Gary Braasch


(C) Gary Braasch