Focus on the Future: How Photography Drives Climate Change Awareness

Aired on May 4, 2020

Join us on an unforgettable journey where social activism and environmentalism collide, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Ben Von Wong. This interesting video explores the serious problem of ocean plastic pollution and the innovative solutions that are being created. Stay aware of the powerful combination of social responsibility and environmental awareness, which shows how one person’s efforts may lead to significant change.

Von Wong’s powerful photographic storytelling explains difficult subjects and motivates major action. Learn about the creative solutions and sustainable methods being used to reduce the amount of plastic waste into the ocean. Learn the surprising combination of scuba diving with martial arts, which is a unique way to promote awareness and change.

You will learn about the level of plastic pollution in the ocean and the need for worldwide awareness and action. Through his work, Von Wong not only increases awareness but also encourages practical steps that lead to a more sustainable future.

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See for yourself as many of Ben’s images will appear during his interview with World Footprints. To see more of Ben’s work visit:

Photos: (c) VonWong



Ben-Von-Wong-Headshot_625x625Benjamin Von Wong’s work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocking statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution. Most recently, he was named one of Adweek’s 11 content branded masterminds.

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  • Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esqs., are the dynamic founders of World Footprints, an award-winning publisher of socially impactful travel content that explores the profound human connections made through travel. As hosts of the multi-award-winning World Footprints podcast, they have engaged with luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Ernest Green, Ken Burns, Cat Cora and Rick Steves. In addition to World Footprints, Ian and Tonya have written for prominent publications including AAA World, DETOUR, Miami Herald, The Lens, and Island Soul. Globetrotting as travel ambassadors and public speakers, the Fitzpatricks have been recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year by the Black Travel Summit.