Tag Archives: photography

Photography – Best of the Climate Conference in Copenhagen

Gallery of the ‘Best of’ images from COP 15 in Copenhagen.

Images ©Robert vanWaarden

Big Summer Activities, Fall Plans

October 2009 Update On: Project Survival Media, Contributing, Photography, Consultancy, & Our New Home

Project Survival Media: After a rigorous application and selection process, Project Survival Media (PSM) has seven talented youth new media teams, one on every continent. These teams are producing six professional mini-documentaries, 70 professional photographs, and over 100 blogs in the lead up to COP 15 in Copenhagen this December.

Then, teams are distributing content through youth blogs in 15 languages, online and offline news outlets. We will be showing delegates what is happening on the front lines of the climate crisis in their region, what it is doing to the people they are sworn to serve and protect. We are taking the message to our delegates at Copenhagen: As you negotiate our planet’s climate, “Survival is not Negotiable.”

Team leaders have compiled a media pitch that we are using to approach hosts and syndication partners, as well as some outlets who want to pay for original content. It’s awesome. We also made this video, 350=Survival, with Jon Warnow of 350.org. Read the conversation below the YouTube post – a prime example on how a video like this can help educate on climate change.

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COP 14 International Youth Delegation

So here it goes, the unveiling of the Global Youth Climate Movement’s work in Poznan, Poland, for COP 14 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

To Download this video, click here. It’s the video labeled COP14 (Say What You Want).

And the other video:

To download this, click here . It is labeled COP 14 (teardrop)

Fired Up Mentors? Edward Burtynsky


I am focusing on someone who I have been following for a little bit, Edward Burtynsky. He is a photographer who has specialized in stunning images of altered and manufactured landscapes. He has taken these photos that simply stun the viewer.

Here is the first image I ever saw of his, on the cover of Granta.

However, I was watching a talk that he gave for the TED conference when I thought that he was on an amazingly similar wavelength to the efforts of Fired Up Media. His images are global, believe in the power of art and media to inspire change, and he believes that sustainability will come from this generation and he wants to reach a young audience.

When Burtynsky accepted his 2005 TED Prize, he made three wishes. One of his wishes: to build a website that will help kids think about going green. Thanks to WGBH and the TED community, the new site, Meet the Greens, debuted at TED2007. His second wish: to begin work on an Imax film — and this work is now ongoing. And his third wish, wider in scope, was simply to encourage “a massive and productive worldwide conversation about sustainable living.” Thanks to his help and the input of the TED community, the site WorldChanging.com got an infusion of energy that has helped it to grow into a leading voice in the sustainability community. Source: TED

Here at Fired Up Media, we have some amazing young photographers who would love to take this work to the next level. I think that perhaps it is time to try and have a talk with him and see if we can figure out how to make both of our wishes come true.


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