In Conversation: Arati Kumar-Rao

Arati Kumar-Rao is an independent environmental photographer and writer documenting the slow violence of ecological degradation and climate change on ecosystems and livelihoods along South Asia's rivers.

Arati's work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions. She has been a media delegate in the United Nations Women's representation at COP21 (UN Climate Change Conference, 2015), received grants from the Earth Journalism Network and The Asia Foundation, and received an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Photojournalism in 2015 from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Since February 2015, she has also been a contributor to the collaborative @EverydayClimateChange Instagram account.

In this public lecture, Arati will share her experiences as an independent journalist and multimedia storyteller taking a long-term approach to covering issues underreported in the mainstream media.

Learn more about the talk here.


Arati will also give a one-day workshop at Objectifs on visual storytelling and social advocacy.

The workshop will be held on on Sat 18 March and is recommended for intermediate to advanced photographers, or those who use photography to highlight social issues, document change, develop insights and advocate for social causes.

Learn more and register here.


This public lecture and workshop are part of Stories that Matter, Objectifs' annual programme looking at narratives highlighting critical issues in our world through photography and film. Find out more about the programme here.


Header image (c) Arati Kumar-Rao

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Thu Mar 16, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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