If you’re on Instagram and not following Everydayclimatechange, you really should be. And not only because they reposted one of my photos yesterday.
My intention today, with this post here, was to inaugurate a new series in which I introduce and give a shout out to five photographers each week that I’ve come across on Instagram whose work inspires and deserves a wider audience. Since I can’t pass up the opportunity to reshare this shot again –selfish, I know—I decided to slightly alter this intro by focusing on five photographers whose work I discovered through EverydayClimateChange.
The core group comes from all corners of the planet, united in their passion to document the alarming impact of man-made climate change through the images and stories that they share. Officially launched on New Year’s Day, EverydayClimateChange has already attracted, as of this morning, more than 12.712.8 13.1 thousand followers. You can join them here.
There’s also an associated Facebook page and they’ve just launched a blog on The Huffington Post. The first post is here.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy browsing their work. First up..
I can’t remember if I first came across Caroline Bennett’s work through EverydayClimateChange or EverydayEcuador. In any case, I’m glad it was shared. Her work is remarkable, conveying the strong connection between the people she photographs and the environment in which they live. Preserving and portraying dignity is important to Bennett; she walks that line exceptionally well. She’s currently based between San Francisco and the Amazon region.
Sean Gallagher is a British photographer and filmmaker documenting critical environmental issues in Asia as a regular National Geographic Creative & Pulitzer Center contributor. Gallagher has a strong focus on the individual in his work, which adds a critical layer to the poignancy of his images.
Below, a schoolgirl waits for a boat at a small dock in a slum community in central Jakarta. Many of the city’s poorest residents live just inches above the waterline throughout the city.
Matilde Gattoni, an award-winning photographer from Italy, spent seven years based between the United Arab Emerites and Lebanon. She began her career covering the second intifada in Palestine in late 2000, and later worked in architecture and fashion. Her work I’m most drawn to illustrates her strong interest in community water issues that stem from conflict and war, ecological disaster, drought and desertification.
Baleia is a freelance photojournalist based in Porto Alegre, Brazil focusing on environmental and indigenous issues –and how they interconnect– whose clients include National Geographic Brazil, the FolhaPress agency and Reuters TV.
In this shot from April 2012, homes in poorer areas of Manaus, Brazil are flooded with garbage and raw sewage due to high water on the Rio Negro.