A central theme of If Not Us Then Who’s work is supporting indigenous communicators and young storytellers with their work, from edit training to commissioning films. Film however is not always the main medium; many storytellers are using the power of word or still images to share their messages.
In New York during Climate Week, we hosted Our Village: convening a cultural hub, and immersive experience, bringing indigenous peoples, communities of color, and grassroots voices to the forefront of the UN Climate Action Summit.
As well as workshops, and film screenings, there was also a photography exhibition showcasing the work of four indigenous photographers.
To make sure as many people are able to see, admire and reflect on these stories; this post is dedicated to Nura, Mara, Edgar and Fresly. Scroll down to see their artistry and their messages, we also encourage you to follow them directly on their social media channels.
An indigenous artist, working out of Indonesia. Nura started working on indigenous issues in 2000, in that same year she began to actively manage community radio and deliver training on community radio management for local communities, photography has always been a passion of hers, and she has used this tool to document the communities she continues to support.
“For me being an indigenous photographer who covers these issues means a lot, I have a deep feeling and close relationship with indigenous peoples. Photography can support story telling on these indigenous issues, I can tell the world through my photographs about the daily life of these people, their struggles, and their culture.”
Facebook – Nura Batara Instagram – @nurabatara
Twitter – @nbatara