Sep 202019
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Documenting Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth

Felipe Fittipaldi

Felipe Fittipaldi

Learn how to sustain your ongoing visual story with New York photographer and curator Rene Perez. In this talk, Rene will analyze how his life-long fascination with the magic hour became a long-term photo project.

Presenters: Felipe Fittipaldi Cassie Flynn Johnny Miller Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel Sameera Savarala

Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse

Presented by:

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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.

Presenter Bios

  • Felipe Fittipaldi

    Felipe Fittipaldi

    Felipe Fittipaldi is a Brazilian photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He contributes to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, National GeographicEl 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.

  • Cassie Flynn

    Cassie Flynn

    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

    Johnny Miller

    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.

  • Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel

    Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel

    Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a photo editor at National Geographic, where she commissions and produces stories for the History and Culture desk. She edited many of the stories in the magazine’s 2019-2020 series highlighting women and the 2018 series on race and diversity. In 2019, Samuel received second place as POYI’s magazine media visual editor of the year. Prior to joining National Geographic, she oversaw public programming for Photoville and managed Anastasia Photo gallery and Hank Willis Thomas’ studio. She was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon.

    After studying anthropology and photography at New York University, Jennifer was a Peace Corps volunteer on the Caribbean island of Dominica. She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs, with a focus on economic development and media. Brooklyn, NY will always be home but Jennifer currently resides in Washington, D.C.

  • Sameera Savarala

    Sameera Savarala

    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.


  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    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. Working 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.

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