Documenting Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth
Featuring: Felipe Fittipaldi, Cassie Flynn, Johnny Miller, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, Sameera Savarala,
Presented byUnited Nations Development Programme
Friday, September 20th | 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Location: The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse
Please join photographers Felipe Fittipaldi and Johnny Miller, National Geographic photo editor Jennifer Samuel, and UNDP policy specialists Cassie Flynn and Sameera Savarala as they discuss the need for and the challenges of conveying the double threat of global inequality and climate change through photography.
Registering does not reserve you a seat. Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.
Felipe Fittipaldi is a Brazilian photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He contributes to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, El País, and The Nature Conservancy. He was selected for the 2018 World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent program, in 2017 he was a Magnum Caravan Scholarship recipient, and he was a National Geography Society Explorer Grantee, among other grants and awards he received. He is exhibiting at Photoville in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth.
Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a photo editor at National Geographic where she edited many of the stories in the magazine’s 2018 series on race and diversity. She has worked on visual media and fine art projects that probe socio-political issues for over fifteen years. Prior to National Geographic, she worked with Photoville, Anastasia Photo, Hank Willis Thomas, and was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon.
Sameera Savarala is a climate change specialist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She works on global climate policy, with a particular focus on the Paris Agreement and supporting island nations. Previously, Sameera worked for a land rights NGO in Cambodia, the Global Island Partnership, and the Chicago Department of Environment. She received her Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale University.
Cassie Flynn is the Strategic Advisor on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the United Nations Development Programme. She is an internationally-recognized expert on the international treaty negotiations on climate change and provides advice to countries on how to develop and fulfill their pledges on climate change under the Paris Agreement. In 2017, she was named the 13th most influential person on climate change by Onalytica. As a fan of photography, she is very happy to be participating in New York’s Photoville 2019!
Johnny Miller is a photographer based in Cape Town. He specializes in issues of urbanization, development, and infrastructure. He is the co-founder of africanDRONE, and a Senior Atlantic Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is exhibiting at Photoville in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with communities, governments, and the private sector, to fight poverty and inequality around the world, and to protect the planet. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we strive to empower communities and help build nations that can withstand crisis and disasters, sustain peace, and improve the quality of life for everyone.