Images of Climate Change in Major International Photographic Competitions: An Example of a Multiple Case Study Methodology

Javier Trabadela-Robles (University of Extremadura, Spain)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 142
EISBN13: 9781668471746|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4523-5.ch007
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In recent years, the society has become increasingly aware of the importance of climate change. The media in general have made a decisive contribution to this. Particularly decisive has been the diffusion of images on the impacts of climate change. This chapter analyzes the images on this issue present in the latest editions of the main world photographic competitions (multiple case study), such as World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Awards, or Pulitzer Prizes, with the aim of making a visual review of the subject, as well as to try to establish a thematic typology of the images and to determine if there has been any evolution in recent times. The images found show that the subject matter is diverse and that there is a certain evolution from shocking and striking images of impacts to other more complex ones in which more elements and new themes, sometimes not so obvious, are included.
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