This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Through the still image, a new narrative takes us beyond mainstream media, shining a light on problems in remote corners of the world that has relevance to all of us. It’s a future where we can point our camera lens towards the „off the radar“world.
Danielle Da Silva is a scholar, activist, polyglot and acclaimed photographer and director from Toronto, Ontario. Danielle graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics after completing an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Psychology and Global Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her images have been published in places like The Economist and the United Nations HABITAT Handbook. Danielle’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as the book „Climate Governance in the Developing World.“ After working and travelling in over 50 countries, meeting a wealth of inspiring individuals and witnessing so much humanity in the face of daunting challenges, Danielle registered Photographers Without Borders (PWB) as a not-for-profit organization in Toronto at the age of 21. The work of PWB seeks to not only donate photography and video to grassroots organizations that need it, but to raise awareness about organizations that many have never heard of, expand limited narratives about people and places, and shed light on some of the good in our world so we can have wider perspectives without leaving our living rooms. Danielle lives in Toronto where she runs a successful photography/video business alongside PWB.
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