A dilapidated ship sits on dry land in Sheikh Wali coastal village in the northeast of Lake Urmia. Sheikh Wali used to be a very popular tourist destination. Once the Lake Urmia dried up, the value of the surrounding lands was reduced, creating significant financial difficulties for the families who live there. Iran, May 2015. ©Solmaz Daryani.


September 12-15 & 19-22 Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

UNDP invites you and your guests to Photoville, New York’s annual outdoor photo festival that showcases a cross-section of the world’s photographic community.

We have gathered an exciting and thought-provoking selection of prize-winning international photographers who are presenting their work on the theme Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth.

The twin threats of climate change and rising inequality are challenging and unprecedented obstacles for our world, and they are deeply entwined. While almost no one will be immune to the increasingly savage effects of a warming planet, it’s the poor who are going to suffer most.

Join us at from 7.00–9.30pm Sunday September 15 for the opening night reception, which will feature UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP BERA Director Ulrika Modeer, along with representatives of the Magnum Foundation, the Bronx Documentary Center, and the Alexia Foundation. 

At the free Photoville panel discussion on 20 September 2.30-3.30pm photographers Felipe Fittipaldi and Johnny Miller will join National Geographic photo editor Jennifer Samuel, and UNDP policy specialists Cassie Flynn and Sameera Savarala as they discuss the need for and the challenges of conveying the double threat of global inequality and climate change through photography.

For the panel discussion on 20 September, please RSVP HERE.

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