It seemed like photography really came to the forefront this year, especially as a way to tell stories about the people behind our work. On that note, here are a few (very subjective) picks for my favorite Oxfam images from the year.
For a big chunk of the past year, American enviro-writer Ben Jervey has been "tracking" U.S. climate treaty negotiators. "If you look at the average US climate activist, they wouldn't really have a sense of what the US position is here," Jervey said. "We're trying to give them that information."
"The US and other countries made progress by saying that financing for developing countries to weather climate impacts and adopt low-carbon development should be $100 billion a year. But it is still unclear how this money will be generated and delivered to the most vulnerable people."
" ... in your hands, you hold our future, our life."
Last night the Oxfam "big heads" arrived on the scene in Copenhagen to remind world leaders of the importance of negotiating a fair, ambitious, and binding global deal.
We at Oxfam have joined the world in waiting for an agreed upon outcome to be announced today in Copenhagen. It’s possible that negotiators will need to stay through the weekend to hammer out the details based on what heads of state agree upon today.
Over four years after Hurricane Katrina, Hanshaw still cries when she talks about losing her neighborhood, about how hopeless she and her friends and family have sometimes felt.
This is the signal the world needed that the US is willing to step up.
Check out the latest pics (gathered by our blogger-on-the-ground Emily Gertz) of the melting Kenyan herders at the climate talks in Copenhagen. Oxfam commissioned the three-meter high sculptures — of a Maasai man and woman holding a baby — to highlight the human cost of climate change. What once were detailed depictions are now shapeless […]