Sometimes opportunities arise that are once in a lifetime photographic events. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is one of those global events. This conference, named COP15 , is the 15th meeting of international leaders from nations around the world, to discuss global negotiations on climate change and carbon pollution. Climate change is a global issue with its effects creating devastating damage on communities in varying degrees. This conference, like its 14 predecessors, was initiated to create change by brokered negotiators appointed by various countries but COP15 is particularly special because the entire world has rallied together to in global campaigns to promote the responsibility that COP15 carries.
TckTckTck was started over a year ago to join the forces of many organizations already working on climate change and to build a global effort of support for a fair outcome in COP15. With over 200 partner organizations, TckTckTck has created a massive effort in true grassroots style, from individuals to large global non-profits by acting as a base platform for others to create campaigns on. One of their partners, 350.org , organized a global campaign on October 24th, 2009 for International Day of Climate Action .
TckTckTck has also created the Fresh Air Center at the COP15 conference which will act as a central media house for journalists, photographers, bloggers and citizen activists. The Fresh Air Center will be centrally located within the official conference and will be the connecting link from the rest of the world to the delegations that are taking place over the 14 day conference. Static Photography has the amazing opportunity to send Kris Krüg to Copenhagen to be the sponsored photographer of TckTckTck for the Fresh Air Centre. COP15 is a once in a lifetime meeting in the world's history particularly because of TckTckTck's rapid engagement of the global population that is directly effected by the conference's outcomes. This truly makes COP15 a photographer's historical landscape!
Kris will be in Copenhagen from December 9-21 and will cover the entire conference through the lens of his camera. He will be photographing inside of the Bella Centre, the Fresh Air Centre and events in Copenhagen that are taking place as part of COP15. In addition to working directly with the Fresh Air Centre and TckTckTck, Kris' work from the conference will also be featured in Granville Mag , a sustainable lifestyle Vancouver magazine, Core77 , a forward thinking architecture/design magazine and Project Blue Sky , a photo project based around the climate change fight for blue skies. Static Photography will also be doing a Blue Skies series for their KK+ Photo of the Day blog.
There will be alot of coverage from this historical event throughout the world. Whether it is in print, online, photos or video, the world is destined to hear the findings and outcome of COP15 in real-time. Static Photography is honored to be able to be present at this event and definitely make sure to check back for photos from COP15 by Kris Krüg!
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