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Somali patients in a mental hospital/photo by Robin Hammond

Finding a Voice: Photojournalism, Activism, and the Power of Stories


Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond

Founder, Witness Change


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RAND Corporation

1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
Rooms m1224, p4003, w8330

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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Noon – 1:00 p.m. PDT

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

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Join Robin Hammond as he shares — through his award-winning photos — his journey from a newspaper and magazine photographer to a human rights campaigner. Robin will talk about his philosophy behind using stories to move people to take action, and showcase his diverse projects including covering the impact of climate change on Pacific Island communities, rape as a weapon of war in Congo, the poisoning of ecosystems by multi-nationals in developing countries, life in Zimbabwe under Mugabe, and his recent work on homophobia and transphobia around the world.


The winner of a 2014 World Press Photo prize, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2013 W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism, Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long term photographic projects.

He is the founder of Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing human rights through highly visual storytelling. His work has appeared on television, online, and worldwide in magazines and newspapers. He is a National Geographic and Time Magazine contributing photographer. Robin graduated from Massey University, New Zealand, in 2001 with an Advanced Diploma in Photography. Born in New Zealand, Robin has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He is currently based in Paris.

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In Santa Monica, please join us in room m1224. If you are based in RAND's Pittsburgh or Washington offices, you can attend via videoconference in rooms p4003 or w8330.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Mr. Hammond, contact Mahal Woldetsadik,

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