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Communicating Climate Change: The Power of Visual Storytelling

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Children work among adults in this area at the base of an operating manganese reprocessing smelter managed by the Chinese company Super Deal. The smelter burns lead and manganese slag and spews toxic fumes across the Kabwe area. Image by Larry C. Price. Zambia, 2017.

Children work among adults in this area at the base of an operating manganese reprocessing smelter managed by the Chinese company Super Deal. The smelter burns lead and manganese slag and spews toxic fumes across the Kabwe area. Image by Larry C. Price. Zambia, 2017.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:30PM
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
130 East Randolph Street
Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
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Join the Pulitzer Center and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Monday, September 24, 2018, for a focus on the consequences of global inaction in the face of climate change and on the global health impacts of pollution. The conversation is driven by the work of Pulitzer Center grantee journalists who have travelled around the world to document the stories of the individuals and communities on the frontlines of environmental catastrophes, natural and man-made.

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer and Global Cities Senior Fellow Karen Weigert join photographers George Steinmetz and Larry C. Price to discuss their work and their chosen medium. 

Steinmetz's aerial images show the worldwide effects of climate change from neighborhoods destroyed by hurricanes in the U.S. to Antarctica where penguins are struggling to survive in the most rapidly warming region on earth. Price is traveling the world to record the impact of toxic airborne pollutants that take over 4 million lives each year.

Together, they will consider the limits and the potential of visual journalism on galvanizing the public to act on these issues.