Climate - NOMINEE: Katharina Meyer
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Climate change is real. And it is happening right now.
Our planet is a truly unbelivable place. I have so much respect for nature and I was really lucky to see some of the remotest places on earth. Those places and their animals get rare first and after all will disappear because of the egoism and the destruction through humans. If we do nothing against it and change our behaviour.
Change is an important word. We are living in a time of change. Climate change is real. And it is happening right now.
In May I went up to Svalbard, the most northern islands of the world. Close to the Northpole. Of course there is Ice and snow. But it is melting. I experienced pure nature and the beauty of a harsh enviroments, met arctic foxes and polar bears. And saw their habitat truly disappearing. Huge glaciers were calving, not every now and then as it is usual, no, they were calving a dozen times per day.
Since not everybody can just go to the Northpole and make sure that climate change is really happening I want to help them: take them on a visual journey to the north. Show people what we are losing if we don‘t act now. There is still time to drive a change. Come with me.
With this project I want to show what we might lose in a couple of years if we don't change our way of living. So many people are not yet aware of climate change and thats what I want to change. Ive been on Svalbard already but I want and need to go back there again to continue my work about climate change. Thats what I'd do with the money, try to save the world with my emotional photos. Thank you.
Katharina Meyer is a 24 year old photographer from Germany based in Nuremberg.
Already at this age she worked with influential nature photographers around the world and started to combine documentary working with an designish point of view in her photographs. Her major focus is the climate change and its influence to the arctic.