Collapse the Distance

The art featured on this conference website is the work of “Collapse the Distance,” a multimedia storytelling project about climate change on the Pacific front lines. Fusing photojournalism, audio storytelling, and video, “Collapse the Distance” transports its audience to the low-lying Pacific island nations of Tuvalu and Kiribati, sibling nations that face hungry tides, storm surges, and a freshwater crisis.

For the past year, Collapse the Distance has been touring around the United States. Previous exhibits include Telluride Mountain Film Festival (May 2017), Harvard University (April/May 2017), and ClimateCon (March 2018). Later this year, the exhibit will feature at the Global Climate Action Summit (September 2018) and GirlSchool NYC (October 2018).

Collapse the Distance is co-produced by Mattea Mrkusic, a New Zealand climate displacement researcher and journalist whose audio stories have aired on PRI: The World and NPR stations across the country, and Canyon Woodward, whose writings have been featured in National Geographic Adventure. The photographs were taken by Forest Woodward, an internationally published and awarded photographer whose credits include National Geographic, The Atlantic, VICE, and The Alpinist.

For more information about the Collapse the Distance, please visit the website