The Palo Alto Art Center and the Palo Alto Photography Forum present:
#DYSTURB & MAGNUM FOUNDATION
FREE EVENT – Please reserve your seat!
ABOUT THE EVENT
On the occasion of Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit on September 12-14, the #Reframeclimate campaign comes to the Bay Area.
Join us for a collective pasting of climate change images in the lobby of the Palo Alto Art Center, followed by the presentation of the campaign #Reframeclime by #Dysturb founders Benjamin Petit, Pierre Terdjman and Magnum Foundation Communications Manager Simone Salvo.
#Reframeclimate is an initiative created by #Dysturb and Magnum Foundation during the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference to activate public space by pasting large-scale photographs around the city. Each pasted image includes an interactive prompt, which allows the viewer to hear the story behind the image directly from their phone.
#Dysturb is a nonprofit formed by photojournalists wishing to make visual information freely accessible to a wider audience by pasting large images in city streets and pairing them with additional digital content.
With a network of more than 10,000 photojournalists in more than 180 countries, #Dysturb focuses on under-reported stories created by established and emerging photographers with diverse backgrounds, representing a variety of current world issues championing on social rights.
ABOUT MAGNUM FOUNDATION
Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grant-making, mentoring, and creative collaborations, Magnum Foundation partners with socially engaged image-makers experimenting with new models for storytelling.
Magnum Foundation is committed to supporting a global network of social justice and human rights-focused photographers and to preserve the histories of humanistic and documentary photography, including the larger Magnum Photos community.
Benjamin Petit is a French documentary photographer and the co-director of #Dysturb, he has led #Dysturb campaigns teaming up with institutions such as the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Magnum Foundation, Foam Museum and Instagram.
Benjamin’s photojournalistic work is focused on social inequality and climate change related issues. Benjamin Petit is a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism Innovation at Stanford University, and a Fulbright scholar. His work has been published in The New York Times, Stern, Vice, Days Japan, Le Figaro and Paris Match among other publications.
French photographer and #Dysturb co-founder Pierre Terdjman started his carrier as a staff photographer for the left-wing Israeli daily Haaretz where he covered the Israeli Palestinian conflict. From 2007 to 2009 he was staff photographer for Gamma agency. Since then he has worked on post electoral violence in Kenya, the Russian-Georgian conflict, Afghanistan, Haiti and the ‘Arab Spring’.
Since 2014 Pierre is collaborating with the French Agency for Development and Unicef as a video director to document their projects in places like Niger, Ivory Coast. His work is featured on The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Paris-Match and many other publications.
Simone Salvo leads communications and events at the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit organization expanding creativity and diversity in documentary photography. She is interested in public engagement and merging art practices with other disciplines to further the reach and impact of a story. She has produced interactive activations and public-facing exhibitions with #Dysturb and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and advises individual artists and small non-profits on messaging and digital communications strategies. Simone received her BA in Photography and Human Rights from Bard College, and serves on the advisory board of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York City.
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Ashima Yadava Photography