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Communicating Climate Change: The Power of Visual Storytelling

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Panel
Photographers Larry C. Price and George Steinmetz joined Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center to consider whether visual storytelling can engage the public and galvanize action on climate change.
Speakers
Larry C. Price
George Steinmetz
Karen Weigert
Jon Sawyer
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About this event

Climate change has commanded global attention for decades—but critical solutions at scale have yet to be implemented. While policy and protest continue to dominate the dialogue, photographers and documentarians have witnessed the extraordinary effects of climate change on the front lines. From narratives on climate aggregators in the world’s largest cities, to sweeping aerial shots of storm ravaged towns, visual storytelling has a profound ability to affect the way we view climate change. Can visual arts cut through the politics and rhetoric to engage the public and galvanize action on one of the most complex and pressing issues of our time? 

About the Speakers
Larry C. Price
Photographer
Larry C. Price is a documentary photographer at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He's won two Pulitzer Prizes for his photojournalism.
George Steinmetz
Photographer
George Steinmetz is a photographer whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, TIME, and the New York Times Magazine.
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Karen Weigert
Karen Weigert is a nonresident senior fellow of global cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In 2011 she was appointed chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago, working to guide the city's sustainability strategy and implementation, and bringing innovative and practical solutions throughout the work of the city.
Council expert Karen Weigert
Jon Sawyer
Founding Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Jon Sawyer is executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that funds independent reporting with the intent of raising the standard of media coverage of global affairs and that also supports a broad range of educational initiatives.