John Novis, the head of photography for Greenpeace International, joined Greenpeace in 1989 after a successful photography career which began in the 1960s. He has travelled the world documenting environmental issues and now directs photo operations for Greenpeace campaigns. He also organises photo master classes for the World Press Photo Foundation and has served as a jury member for various photography competitions around the world.
In December, he worked as a tutor at the Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Part of the larger Angkor Photo Festival, the workshops provided an exclusive opportunity to Asian photographers to learn the tricks of the trade from experienced photographers and photojournalists from around the world. The workshops were free of charge and attendees were chosen after a screening of their work.
John Novis has documented many campaigns for Greenpeace around the world and he recently shared his experiences with students in Siem Reap. He said, ìIn the middle of Siem Reap over flowing with Angkor Wat tourists and Angkor Photo Festival visitors we ran a 5-day environmental workshop for young aspiring photographers. The Greenpeace message is in Cambodia for a week and we are doing our best to open a window through our images to everybody visiting the festival to inspire them enough to want to know more about the challenges ahead for a changing planet.
Following is a collection of John Novis's pictures documenting environmental issues and Greenpeace actions from around the world.
Pictures reproduced with permission from Greenpeace and Greenpeace India
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