Climate change is a complex phenomenon and climate science can be intimidating to the layperson. What kinds of photographs advance the arguments of climate change activists and scientists ? How do photographers illustrate the root causes of climate change as well as its impact on the environment ?
In December, 2014, I moderated a discussion on this topic at the International Center of Photography as part of its exhibit of Sebestiao Salgado’s Genesis. Panelists were photographers Balazs Gardi, Ed Kashi, and Camille Seaman, and climate scientist/climate communicator Gavin Schmidt.