Featuring: Solmaz Daryani, Felipe Fittipaldi, Josh Haner, Johnny Miller, Hannah Reyes Morales, Muhammed Muheisen, Ami Vitale
The twin threats of climate change and rising inequality are challenging and unprecedented obstacles for our world, and they are deeply entwined. While almost no one will be immune to the increasingly savage effects of a warming planet, it’s the poor who are going to suffer most.
Inequality is a paradox of our times; in recent decades innovation has exploded, poverty has gone down, and emerging markets are booming. Yet, we still see widening and unprecedented gaps between the haves and have nots.
These glaring discrepancies are not only unfair, they are dangerous. They undermine our political systems, human rights, peace and security, and a sustainable future.
Inequality has been a powerful accomplice in climate change. It is a cruel irony that the poorest, who have done the least to warm the planet, suffer first–and the most, from the consequences. They are losing their culture, history, homes, land, incomes, health, and education.
These photographers are bearing witness to our warming–and increasingly unequal–planet. They hold a mirror up to the two threats that we urgently need to recognize and address–if we are to survive and create a sustainable future.
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.
Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth
Featuring: Various ArtistsView Location Details Number 1 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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Documenting Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth
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.Learn More