SAVING THE WORLD THROUGH AN ARTIST'S LENS
Growing up in a family that is seeking to help ensure a sustainable world, I struggled to find where I could provide help that would matter. I like science, art, and storytelling. I'm better behind a camera than in a lab. Sometimes, when the noise levels get too high in my family of 6, I escape to the beach, climb up onto the rocks, and take photos of the tide rolling in. But when the sand washed away after Hurricane Ian, I noticed the tides now wash over the rocks, and come within just a few yards of the condos that line Miami Beach. I knew then I had to help tell this story. My hope is that by educating the world on sea-level rise through my camera's lens, I can help re-write our future narative. - Alexa C., age 13, climate photojournalist
Climate Change could force 216 million people to migrate by 2050. UNHCR and UNIQLO are organizing a global Youth with Refugees Art Contest. Youth are invited to submit drawings illustrating the power of hope and inclusion by September 30, 2023. The best designs will be turned into t-shirts and sold in UNIQLO stores to raise funds for displaced people globally!
Submit your photograph by July 23rd and help educate the world on the benefits of mangroves. All entries will be celebrated in an online exhibition on July 26th, World Mangrove Day. The Young Mangrove Photographer of the Year will be awarded in September 2023.
Submit your mangrove drawing by July 31st. The winning drawings will be part of the 2024 Mangrove Action Project calendar and help tell the world the story of these miracle plants.
If you're in Miami, check out pioneer eco-artist's latest exhibit August 16 – September 24, 2023 at the Coral Gables Museum’s Zahner Center. This artistic exhibition will showcase Cortada’s educational messages on climate change.