Documenting As Truth Seeking: Six Amazing Photographers Doing Important Work

Mia Quagliarello / October 6, 2021

Today, we’re introducing our first-ever “Truth Seekers: Photography” edition. In the “Truth Seekers” series, Flipboard highlights experts on a range of topics whose motivation is to seek the truth. We strive for thoughtful, objective voices to provide insights on the divisive issues of the day so that you can be more informed and engage in meaningful conversation.

Chronicling everything from racial inequality and the environmental crisis to America’s highs and lows, our inaugural Truth Seekers: Photography class illuminates subjects worthy of our collective attention and action by documenting them with their cameras. These photographers build on past editions of our “Truth Seekers” series by using their lenses — and voices — to highlight some of the most pressing issues of the day. 

Here they are, along with the issues they’ve curated about, listed in the same order as the picture above, from top row, left to right:

  • A wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador, Daisy Gilardini curates pieces related to her dire concern for our planet in “Code Red for Humanity.”

  • A National Geographic photographer who specializes in stories from the Arctic and Indigenous communities, Kiliii Yuyan shows us the breathtaking beauty of one of the last remaining large wild areas on earth in “The Magic of the Alaskan Arctic.”

  • The author of “The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places” and self-described “bird nerd,” Dudley Edmondson tackles his twin passions of nature and getting people of color outdoors in “Photographing Nature While Black.”

  • Based in Indonesia, NY Times/Reuters/National Geographic photographer Nyimas Laula explores how mass tourism and plastic waste threaten our planet’s beautiful places in “Fighting Plastic Pollution.”

  • Newly retired after 45 years with the AP, Kathy Willens thrived in an industry not known for much female representation. During her career, she captured pivotal moments in American life, many of which you can see in “Witnessing 45 Years of Sports & History.”

  • Brooklyn-based Andrew Kung wants his work to provide “more optimism, joy, and accurate representations” of the Asian American community. Learn more in “The Perpetual Foreigner.”

Please support these amazing photographers, their work and the issues they are shedding light on by sharing these Storyboards on Flipboard and on social media. 

And if you have a nominee for our next class of photographer Truth Seekers, please send it to photography@flipboard.com

Mia Quagliarello, head of creator community, really enjoyed working with all of these Truth Seekers