Photojournalism - NOMINEE: JAVIER SANCHEZ-MONGE ESCARDO
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THE EVIDENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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On 2017 and against the will of many Americans and citizens from all the world, President Trump, a climate change denialist, decided to back up from the Paris climate change agreement aimed for the future benefit of humanity and led by the U.N.
Climate change is not a matter of opinion but rather a fact supported by an international scientific consensus of 97%, being the N.A.S.A one of the many organizations supporting the evidence. Climate change denialism, rather than following any political ideas has to do more with the economic benefits provided by the powerful fuel energy industry.
Although it is already quite late, we can change the path of global warming by switching from the use of fossil fuel energies to the use of clean energies such as solar, wind, tidal or geothermal power.
My struggle for the past years has been to gather irrefutable evidence that proves climate change and specially to transmit a powerful message on the subject by showing the ongoing consequences.
For the past years I have witnessed them as , typhoons, tsunamis, droughts, floods and deforestation, all of the above having to do with global warming, and I believe that we did not inherit this planet for ourselves, but for the sake of all the future generations who will follow, we did not inherit this planet for a few to benefit, but to preserve it since as for now, the human species has nowhere else to go.
The present project, as far as it goes has been quite expensive to work on and until now I haven’t had any type of economic help, which is quite a shame since I believe that this is so important for us humans to understand.
The project, which already has gathered a substantial amount of visual evidence, will be continued in Asia for one more year and will focus not only on different natural disasters which might continue happening, but also I will try to focus on the effects that climate change has been having on wildlife which inhabits forests and oceans.
Once the project has been completed, my goal is to organize an international travelling photo exhibit on climate change, as some of my images have already been used for the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in combination of other international famous photographers.
The totality of the project will be divided into three parts;
1) Gathering visual evidence based on natural disasters/happenings.
2) Gathering visual evidence on the impact that climate change has on wildlife which inhabits forests and oceans.
3) Gathering visual evidence on the ongoing potential solutions, which might imply; the use of clean energies such as solar, wind, tidal or geothermal power and human activities against climate change.
My name is Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo .I was born in Madrid in 1965.Education: Degree in International business management at the Schiller International University Germany (Heidleberg), 3 years of Biology studies at the University of Alcala de Henares and a degree in Philosophy, followed by a PHD still to be finished. Several advanced photography courses, video and editing. Can speak and write in different languages. Constantly I have been travelling around the world, photographing and living in foreign cultures.
FIRST PLACE (GOLD) People’s Choice Awards 2014, Press Feature Story at the Prix de Paris Awards (PX3 2014)
FIRST PLACE (GOLD)) /General News at the Prix de Paris Awards (PX32014)
FIRST PLACE (GOLD) People’s Choice Awards 2014 /Nature Environmental at the
THIRD PLACE (BRONZE) Press Feature Story at the Prix de Paris Awards 2014
THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris Awards (PX3 2014) 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS at the ND Awards (2014).THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS at the International Photography Awards (IPA 2014).
THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS Monochrome Awards 2015, TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS IPA one shot awards 2015 Works exhibited during the Month of Photography, Los Angeles by the LUCIE FOUNDATION. SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS IPA 2015, FOUR HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris White Awards 2015.SIX HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris Awards annual competition 2015 TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS ND AWARDS 2015
IPA 2015 SECOND PLACE Award Category Event Culture and traditions.
IPA THIRD PLACE AWARD Awards Category Portraiture, Children.
PRIX DE PARIS 2015 SILVER MEDAL Environmental Press category.
PRIX DE PARIS 2015 BRONZE MEDAL Portraits category.
FIRST PLACE ND AWARDS 2015 (GOLDEN STAR AWARD) People.
FIRST PLACE ND AWARDS 2015 (GOLDEN STAR AWARD) Editorial, Environmental.
2015 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS GOLD, ENVIRONMENTAL
FINALIST WITH HONORABLE MENTION at the SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS storyboard category, FINALIST NOMINEE at the FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (FAPA 2015) portraits category, FINALIST NOMINEE at the FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (FAPA 2015) Photojournalism category.
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (IPOTY AWARDS) FIRST PLACE, EDITORIAL ENVIRONMENTAL. HONORABLE MENTION PEOPLE CATEGORY
2016 IPA WINNER SECOND DEEPER PERSPECTIVE
2016 IPA WINNER THIRD DEEPER PERSPECTIVE
2016 IPA WINNER SECOND EDITORIAL, OTHER.
2016 IPA PHILIPPINES WINNER GOLD
2016 IPA PHILIPPINES WINNER SILVER
2016 IPA PHILIPPINES WINNER BRONZE
2016 IPA PHILIPPINES WINNER BRONZE
2016 3 TIMES FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS FINALIST NOMINEE
2016 FINALIST SIENA AWARDS
2016 BRONZE MEDAL ND AWARDS EDITORIAL
2016 BRONZE MEDAL ND AWARDS PEOPLE
2016 SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS ND AWARDS
2016 TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (TIFA) 1GOLD MEDAL, 2 BRONCE MEDALS AND 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS.
2017 IPA CLIMATE CHANGE ONE SHOT WINNER 3RD PLACE
2017 MONOCHROME AWARDS 5 HONORABLE MENTIONS
2017 IPOTY AWARDS (INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR) 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS.
2017 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS NOMINEE FIVE TIMES.
2017 PRIX DE PARIS DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE 2 SILVER MEDALS 3 BRONZE MEDALS. 5 HONORABLE MENTIONS.
2017 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (MIFA) 1 SILVER MEDAL AND 2 BRONZE MEDALS.