My name is Graham McDowell. I am a climate change researcher who uses a combination of photographic and scientific techniques to document environmental change in high mountain and Arctic regions. I have led projects in the Nepal Himalaya, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, and the Rocky Mountains as well as numerous international assessments of environmental change in cold regions. Although working as a researcher, I am passionate about the use of photography as a complimentary means of articulating issues affecting alpine and Arctic regions. To this end, I am raising funds to attend a photography workshop that will enhance my capacity to tell compelling narratives about these rapidly changing environments.
I was recently accepted to The Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada (http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1445). Attending this workshop has been a dream of mine for years, as it provides a unique opportunity to learn from internationally acclaimed photographers accomplished in shooting in remote and demanding environments. The workshop is aimed at dedicated amateur and semi-professional photographers, and is an intense four days of classroom sessions, fieldwork activities, and daily critiques. The workshop takes place at The Banff Centre and at various fieldwork locations throughout Banff National Park.
Attending The Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop will make me a more well-versed and capable photographer, enabling me to communicate the effects of climate change in alpine and Arctic regions more creatively and effectively. Because I am not able to cover workshop fees ($1,400) and travel expenses ($600) at this time, I am hopeful that those who believe in my work will consider making a donation to support my attendance at this exciting and unique workshop.
Thank you for your contribution!
Please note: This is an ‘all or nothing’ campaign, which means that if I do not meet my goal of $2000 by September 1st, no funds will be collected and I will not be able to attend The Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop.
Photo from research in Greenland
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