Sophie was really pleased to be invited to take part in Green Week 2014 at London College of Communication this month.
Sophie took part in Survival a symposium debating sustainability and its communication and looking at the role environmental photography can play in media representation. Sophie showed a few projects, E-Wasteland and The Dunes and a really great debate and discussion was had. The event brought together a range of activists and communicators to discuss the role of the media in campaigning for social change and environmental awareness.
Key themes were the role of the media in environmental discourse as neutral observers or committed advocates; new ways of targeting audiences in the digital age; case studies of projects and campaigns; keynotes from leading figures in the field.
There were some great speakers and some great work – we discussed the role of photography in campaigning for change, in raising awareness, in giving a voice to the under represented. Also in terms of the media and photographic commissioning, we discussed why Document Scotland was formed and the motivations behind working collectively. Essentially looking at the importance of documenting the issues and stories of our time so that they might contribute to the history of tomorrow.