Storytelling can change the world: a presentation by Chris Jordan, artist
In our final presentation of the day, The Media Summit is proud to bring you world famous photographer, artist and activist Chris Jordan. An extraordinary speaker, Chris’ TED talk remains one of the most powerful and most-watched of all time. Chris is based in Seatlle, Washington, United States.
His work explores the detritus of mass culture, from images of mountains of garbage to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and his digitally-manipulated photographs depicting hundreds of thousands of cell phones, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and the like.
In his newest project, Midway: Message from the Gyre, Chris has returned to traditional photography as well as video to document a richly symbolic environmental tragedy: the effect of consumerism on wildlife. His work draws us into the horrors of mass-consumerism, reminding us that the consequences of our unchecked growth extend to every corner of the globe.
Chris is a brilliant storyteller who inspires and asks us to hold ourselves – our programmes, our audiences – responsible for changing and improving our world.
As our day concluses...
We end with an extremely powerful story from the environment, told by a master storyteller and artist. This presentation will ask us to think about vision for the world of the future -- as storytellers and programme-makers, yes, but also as human beings and responsible custodians of our planet. How will we tell the difficult stories?
How will we write our future?