Warm Waters featured on CNN Connect the World segment “Parting Shots”.
Today, refugees aren’t just fleeing war. They’re fleeing climate change too.
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Last night web-doc Crying Meri (www.cryingmeri.com) received Prix Photo AFD Best Web Documentary 2015! Huge thanks to AFD and Nikon France for the prize, to my agencies COSMOS, PANOS and LAIF and especially to COSMOS’s director Annie Boulat for giving a speech for me the last night at the award ceremony in Paris, to Ben Chesterton and Duckrabbit, whose video is part of Crying Meri web-site, to Svetlana and David from the FotoEvidence, who published Crying Meri book (check it out on their web-site), to my assistant Harry Virtanen and all my friends who keep supporting me and my work!
The Social Good Summit Australia is a one-day conference examining the impact of social good initiatives around the world. Held on October 10th 2015 in Sydney, the Social Good Summit Australia unites a dynamic community of global and local leaders and grassroots contributors to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.
Vlad was invited to the Social Good Summit to present his work on human rights and climate change in Asia-Pacific.
Photos from Vlad’s ongoing long-term project “Warm Waters” about climate change in the Pacific was published in L’Obs magazine (France).
On March 13th and 14th 2015, severe tropical cyclone Pam tore through the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu with destructive winds of up to 250 kilometres p/hour that flattened homes, destroyed schools and people gardens and left large areas of the country completely defoliated. The country’s 250,000 people are still facing unprecedented devastation.
Below is a short video story of James, who lost his house and his school. I’ve produced it for ChildFund and Live&Learn earlier this year. You can help James and other children of Vanuatu to rebuild the schools by donating to ChildFund: