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Art Heals All Wounds: Michael O. Snyder, Photographer and Filmmaker

Season 2, Ep. 14

Today, I’m joined by photographer, filmmaker, and educator Michael O. Snyder. His work focuses on the intersectionality of environmental and cultural change. Our conversation is centered around his project called The Coming Coast. In this photography project, Michael explores the impact of rising seas and how it will affect the Chesapeake Bay in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The area is important both strategically and infrastructurally, and it is predicted to be one of the places most highly impacted by rising sea levels. We also talk about some of his other work, including a film called Into the Dark, how he brings visibility and awareness to abstract concepts, and his approach for reaching diverse audiences.

Transcript


Topics Covered:

●     The impact on the ecology, infrastructure, and cultures of the communities affected by coastline change

●     What the term ‘value-action gap’ means

●     The direction and vision for The Coming Coast project, and how that changed when the pandemic hit

●     The underlying role that climate change plays in migration

●     Transforming the documentary material into other art forms to reach a wider audience


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●     Raincoast Conservation Foundation

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