“I’ve been very heartened by the commitment of the contributing photographers to Everyday Climate Change, who not only make impactful images, but devote time to research and share the issues that they document,” Emmeline says.
In this age of fast consumption, instant gratification and ‘alternative facts’, she believes this has never been more urgent and necessary.
“As an arts institution, the positive response has also encouraged us to create and present more shows that educate, advocate and make a difference,” Emmeline says.
Peia Kararaua, 16, swims in the flooded area of Aberao village that is located in Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, in the Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is one of the countries most affected by sea level rise due to the climate change. During high tide many villages become inundated making large parts of them uninhabitable. Photo by Vlad Sokhin, @lens_pacific
“I want the project to add to the drip, drip, drip of information providing evidence that climate change is not just happening over there but it is happening everywhere,” James says.
@EverydayClimateChange on display outside of Objectifs in Singapore. Photo by Emmeline Yong, @emmeyong
Established in 2003, Objectifs is a non-profit visual arts centre dedicated to photography and film in Singapore. Through its educational programmes, exhibitions and screenings, community outreach and developmental platforms, Objectifs aims to inspire and nurture artists, promote Singapore talents and content, offer a vibrant space for learning, exchange and dialogue, and cultivate new audiences.
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