5 Impact-Driven Photographers You Need to Follow

These five artists are creating dialogue about the importance of taking climate action by showing us the alternate perspectives of the world we share. From climate-action work, to frozen moments of our planet’s changing condition, these creators are making art that opens our eyes to the importance of creating towards impact.

Follow them and get inspired.

1. Gary Bencheghib

Gary is an artist and activist, kayaking along the most polluted river in the world on plastic bottles in order to give perspective to the damage our actions cause the earth. His imagery reflects his actions by contrasting the damage against a would-be beautiful landscape. This image was submitted to the Project 1324 #CreateDialogue Challenge.

2. Andrew Ling


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Andrew is a Seattle-based photographer who uses his work to capture environmentally driven stories. The contrast of the neon text and the natural backdrop sparks a dialogue on how to approach climate action. He often addresses the grandeur of nature by placing a solitary person in the focus of the image to highlight the difference in scale.

3. Flóra Borsi

The Forgotten Dream series, 2017

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With an always shocking approach, Flóra draws the viewer into an alternative landscape. Challenging the norm, she sparks conversation through imagery that makes one take a second look and consider our biases.

4. Craig Howes

From waterfalls to winding roads, Craig captures the purest moments of our shared human endeavor – forcing us to reflect on the fragility of our environment, and take action to preserve it.

5. Justyna Zdunczyk

HK view

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Justyna’s approach to capturing an urban lifestyle opposes the crowded city with an image of empty balconies. Absence makes the mind wander – Justyna’s work shows the importance of reflecting on our environment in a way that only photography can.

Art has the power to create impact and change opinions. It invites empathy through fresh perspectives, and reaches a corner of our minds that words alone cannot. You can Create Dialogue by capturing a photo that creates dialogue about an issue affecting your community.

Get inspired: see what artists in the community created for the Create Dialogue Challenge.