TYPE 2: Episode 007 - Christoph Jorda by Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast published on 2020-02-14T19:16:58Z Type 2 is a podcast from Looking Sideways in association with Patagonia that explores the intersection between the outdoors, action sports and activism. So far my Type 2 conversations have been with people aiming to inspire a movement of incremental change that - they hope - will add up to larger system change. People like Hugo from SAS, and Jake from Protect Our Winters. Today I’m speaking to photographer Christoph Jorda, a witness and storyteller who is using his talent and privileged position to document the real time effects of the crisis on our world today. By operating on the other side of the debate, he is bearing witness to the challenges faced by ordinary people and showing how the environments we take for granted are changing forever. Photojournalists like Christoph have always been an essential part of any movement for change. His documentary approach is essential because it injects emotion and humanity into a narrative that can often by characterised by nebulous facts and figures, or impossible-to-comprehend predictions. Christoph’s work documents in poignant, often harrowing detail the damage that is being done right now, making him a compelling voice in this entire debate. And in pursuing such fascinating and sometimes shocking photo stories around the world, he’s following in the lineage of the great photojournalists who’s work in turn inspired him. That’s exactly why I wanted to speak to him for the show, and what we discussed during this episode. Hope you enjoy it. New episodes of Type 2 are released every four weeks through my Looking Sideways channel. Hear it by subscribing to Looking Sideways via ApplePodcasts, Spotify, Podbean, OvercastFM or any of the usual other podcast providers. Thanks to Ewan Wallace for the theme tune, and to my editor Fina Charleson.