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In September 2014, the Climate Institute showcased the work of critically acclaimed photographer, Michael Hall, in an extraordinary exhibition titled The Story of Our Planet Unfolds, at Customs House in Sydney. The exhibition featured a body of work that illustrates human impacts and responses from around the world to the challenge of climate change.

Two years ago, the Climate Institute awarded critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall its first Creative Fellowship to support him on his long-term project to document human civilisation's response to one of our greatest challenges. The exhibit showcased his work putting a human face to the risks and opportunities of climate change. The Nelson Meers Foundation, together with Michael and Silvia Kantor, is delighted to be supporting the Fellowship.



SHAUN GLADWELL Untitled – Murramarang Plank, 2014 Photograph framed behind blue perspex Photo: Lucille Gladwell Collection of the artist, courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney


Beyond Empathy mentee, Raphaela Rosella wins prestigious World Press Photo Award

Raphaela Rosella, known to her friends as Rosie, has been involved with Nelson Meers Foundation project partner, Beyond Empathy, since 2006, with Beyond Empathy providing a mentorship for Rosie with photographer Wendy Kimpton. 

Hauntingly beautiful images exploring class, poverty, stigma and gender saw Rosie, 26, selected from over 97,000 entries to win prestigious World Press Photo Portrait Prize in February this year.


Beyond Empathy mentee, Raphaela Rosella wins prestigious World Photo Award
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There is significant evidence that participation in cultural experiences exerts considerable influence on audience behaviours, ranging from building understanding within and between social groups, to inspiring people to act in meaningful ways to change their own and others lives. Yet little work has been done on developing a specific measurement framework that can be used to identify the contribution that participation in cultural experiences and associated audience engagement campaigns make to public debate, education, changed behaviours, social change and policy reform.