The founder of the EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, James Whitlow Delano will present his own documentary photo work and photographs from the EverydayClimateChange photographers. He will share his personal experience of bearing witness to climate change around the world, and talk about the increasingly important role social media plays in grassroots social activism.
James Whitlow Delano, photographer, communicator, storyteller, and founder of the EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, has lived in Asia for over two decades. His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack Picture of the Year International, NPP’s Best of Photojournalism, PDN and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), etc. His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China and his work from Japan Mangaland and Selling Spring: Sex Workers Story have been shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. Empire was the first ever one-person photography exhibition at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. The Mercy Project / Inochi, his charity photo book for a hospice, received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five continents from Visa Pour L’Image, Rencontres D’Arles; to Noorderlicht, including their ‘Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar’ project. His latest monograph book, Black Tsunami: Japan 2011 (FotoEvidence), documenting the tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, was released in 2013. Delano is a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and in Saint-Brieuc, France, he received the 2014 Festival PhotoReporter grant for work documenting the destruction of equatorial rainforests and the human rights violations of indigenous inhabitants living there. In 2015, Delano founded the EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, where photographers from 6 continents document global climate change.