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Traditional Knowledge & Sustainability Photographic Documentation

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France (map)

Organizers: Arizona State University (ASU) Global Institute of Sustainability, Program for Traditional Knowledge & Sustainability; National Geographic Society

Four photographers have a photographic presentation where they will discuss sustainability issues within their country - with their photographic documentation driving the narrative. The focus will be on the importance of photography and video - indeed social media - to highlight social issues within sustainability. Photography video and social media is a crucial element in highlighting sustainability challenges and solution. This panel will focus on the crucial need to have the documentation done by Indigenous photographers and filmmakers themselves.


  • Jon Waterhouse Indigenous Network of Knowledge (Institute of Environmental Health) S'Klallam and Chippewa – Cree
  • Dorji Wangchuk, Former Secretary to the King of Bhutan & Dean and Director of Sustainability Photographic Documentation at Bhutan College
  • Shahidul Alam, Photographer, Director of Drik Library (Bangladesh)
  • Chris Rainier, Director of the Global Program for Traditional Knowledge & Sustainability Moderator and Director of Project

Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Round House)

Contact: Chris Rainier,