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Monday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
In the Shadow of COVID: Illuminating Stories of Hope During Our Global Pandemic

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As the world was beginning to reckon with its greatest challenge—ensuring our planet is habitable in the future, we were hit with a Pandemic. Facing both crises as a global community. National Geographic Society supported journalists around the world to tell the personal, hyper-local, yet global stories they witnessed. Come for the stories of hope, resilience and challenge from around the world, told by National Geographic-funded photographers, podcast producers and film-makers. They are intimate and personal stories you may not yet know.

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Noel Kok

Co-founder and Executive Director, Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF)
Noel Kok is a director, creative and storyteller who has a passion for natural history and African conservation stories. After the realisation of pushing a false dream, Noel dropped out of university from studying a law degree. With over 25 years of experience in management, marketing... Read More →
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Paula Kahumbu

Considered a driving force behind Africa’s conservation movement, Paula Kahumbu, CEO ofNGO WildlifeDirect, has demonstrated an enduring passion for preserving threatened wildlifeand habitats in Kenya and beyond. In addition to running WildlifeDirect, since 2008Kahumbu has been producing... Read More →
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Rachael Strecher

Senior Director for Storytelling at the National Geographic Society
Rachael Strecher is Senior Director for Storytelling at the National Geographic Society, where she leads grants, Fellowships and programs to support photographers, writers, film makers, data visualization experts, cartographers and other storytellers. Prior to her time at National... Read More →
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Sara Hylton

Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance photographer recognized for her compassionate and intimate approach to human rights issues. She is represented by Redux Pictures. Hylton graduated from the International Center of Photography and Kings College London (Master of Arts... Read More →
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Sofía López Mañán

Sofía López Mañán is an Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires. She is currently working on various photographic projects in Argentina with a deep commitment in environmental issues , she seeks to unravel the boundaries between the natural and unnatural, questioning how... Read More →
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Tamara Merino

Documentary Photographer and Visual storyteller
Tamara Merino is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Chile focusing on human and socio-cultural issues, identity, and subterranean communities. Her work has been published in multiple online and print publications worldwide including National Geographic, The... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT