10th April to 10th May
Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. ~ Sally Mann
Remember the photo ‘Napalm Girl’ and how it changed the Vietnam war? Nobody can forget the haunting image; and in 1973, AP Photographer Nick Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his picture.
The image was unprecedented at the time and it is thought to be one of the most memorable photographs of the 20th century. We wanted to find that equally powerful image for climate change for the 21st century. This is why, as part of the Changing Course campaign, Eco-Business launched the Climate Photo Challenge in April 2018.
We called on our global community to submit photographs that would make the penny drop on the urgency to address this issue, photographs that capture the way climate change is changing lives and landscapes around the world, photographs that inspire change. At the heart of the Changing Course campaign is the belief in the power of media to inspire change and change the course of history. This panel presents the three winners and their winning photographs.
Judges for this photo challenge were:
- Kris LeBoutillier, video content director and storyteller for Visa Worldwide and a photography teacher at Lasalle School of the Arts who previously was a photographer who worked with National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
- Kazuhito Takata, head of the Interchangeable Lens Camera Marketing Department, which is part of the Digital Imaging Division of Sony South East Asia.
- Jessica Cheam, managing editor of Eco-Business, TV presenter and a social entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development.
Prizes for the Climate Photo Challenge were kindly sponsored by Anantara Peace Haven, Tangalle, Sri Lanka and Banyan Tree Resort, Phuket, Thailand