Michael O. Snyder


Michael O. Snyder is a photographer and filmmaker documenting the climate crisis and related social-environmental issues. In addition to creating visual stories, he is deeply interested in how our narratives can help drive social impact.  His work has been featured by outlets such as National Geographic, The Guardian, andThe Washington Post. He's been honored by awards such as the Portrait of Humanity Award, the Decade of Change Award, The Welcome Prize for Photography, and the LensCulture Portrait Awards.  Snyder is a Pulitzer Grantee, a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, a Rotary Scholar, and an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Syracuse University's Newhouse School in New York.  In 2021 he was a featured speaker at the United Nations Climate Conference.  In 2022, the University of Edinburgh named him one of its most “influential alumni making a significant contribution to climate science and justice.”

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