Mattias and his crew consisting of cinematographers Peter Östlund and Eric Börjesson, security divers Rob Postma, Leon Green and camera assistant and behind-the-scenes photographer Ola Högberg recently returned from Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Mattias Klum has joined Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) as a Senior Fellow. In this role, Klum will contribute to the Centre's Master's program as well as other Centre activities. The work will include guest lecturing at Resilience Research School and participation in high-level science-policy events and seminars hosted by the Centre. Klum will also contribute to the production of a popular science book on planetary boundaries and human development. Read more at Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The World Press Photo award is the world's most prestigious press photography award. Mattias has again been chosen to be part in the WPP jury's nature category together with Ruth Eichhorn, director of photography Geo and Sophie Stafford, editor BBC Wildlife Magazine. Read more: World Press Photo
Mattias Klum was recently named a National Geographic Fellow. In this role he supports ongoing National Geographic Mission Programs conservation efforts such as Mission Blue, Freshwater Initiative and Great Energy Challenge, focusing his efforts on critical biodiversity and conservation issues. The Fellows Program was created to encourage the flow of ideas between National Geographic and field experts. Other Fellows include Reza, photographer and Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Conservation Biologist. Read more at National Geographic Fellows Program.
Mattias Klum is making a film about one of the most incredible underwater environments on the planet. Take the SOS Challenge and help him Save our Seas! Win a trip to Papua New Guinea, and explore the sea for yourself... More information at SOS Challenge.
We have just closed entries for our photo competition at the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet's website. Thank you to all who have participated! One of the prizes is a photography workshop with Mattias Klum in Stockholm. Winners will be announced soon! For more information (in Swedish).
Mattias Klum has been invited by the United Postcode Lotteries to make a presentation at the next Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City on September 21, 2010. The topic will be "Protecting Living Oceans". CGI's Annual Meetings bring together heads of state, government and business leaders, scholars and NGO directors to analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that will enable participants to create positive social change.
Mattias and his film crew will go on assignment in Indonesia for an upcoming TV-documentary to be released in 2011. The team will work in one of the richest marine environments on the planet. The primary objective of Mattias Klum's TV-documentary is to engage people in one of the Earth's greatest concerns today: How we can go about protecting the oceans, while at the same time using them in a sustainable way. The film aims to instill confidence, strength and hope - rather than a sense hopelessness, powerlessness and apathy - as we confront the issues, and show us how we can all contribute to saving our oceans. This film project is within the scope of Project Oceans and is initiated by the Dutch and Swedish Postcodelotteries.
Mattias Klum Tierra Grande have joined forces with WWF's HoB Initiative to help jointly promote the conservation and related challenges within the Heart of Borneo. The first of a series of global events will occur in Singapore, where Mr Klum will present a powerful and inspiring photographic exhibition on biodiversity in Borneo's rainforests and the current threats to this fragile ecosystem.
"In the coming months, we will be progressively launching the Heart of Borneo Challenge to each of our Network partners and the wider community. Part of that challenge involves a traveling road show to take HoB conservation issues to world. Having a photographer of the caliber of Mattias Klum on board, is a wonderful base on which to build our public, government and industry engagement strategies" according to HoB Initiative Communications Manager, Chris Greenwood.
Mattias Klum will exhibit his retrospective show Being There at the National Geographic Store in Singapore from 3 July - 3 September 2010, where he will also present a public lecture and book signing on 3 July 2010 in conjunction with WWF's Heart of Borneo Initiative, supported by the Embassy of Sweden and Swedish Business Association Singapore (SBAS).
Mattias Klum presents his exhibition The Testament of Tebaran at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore from 19 June - 18 July 2010, and will lead a photography seminar on 3 July 2010, as part of the Month of Photography Asia Festival with sponsorship provided by KLM, Shangri La Hotels, City Developments Ltd, and the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore.
Mattias and his film crew on assignment in Malaysian Borneo for an upcoming feature documentary to be released 2011.
In connection with the 2010 Shanghai World Expo 2010, Mattias Klum and Sweco are holding a global photo contest and are inviting photographers from all over the world. The top 5 contestants will be invited to Shanghai in September to participate in a one-day photo workshop together with Mattias Klum and architects from Sweco. The competitors are asked to show the interaction between the city and nature and how they can evolve together. For more information on how to enter, please click here.
Mattias Klum will present his photo exhibition "Living Green" at the European Environment Agency's "Europe In Bloom" events on May 22nd in Copenhagen. The exhibit will be on display through December 2010. In celebration of International Biodiversity Day, activities will also include the inauguration of a unique living façade of the Agency's headquarters, which will be covered from May to October 2010 by 5,000 plants, drawing a map of plant diversity in Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.eea.europa.eu/events/22may.
Mattias will present his photo exhibition The Testament of Tebaran, a powerful and revealing testimony documenting the exploitation of Borneo's rainforests, which are among the oldest and most biologically diverse in the world. The Testament of Tebaran will be presented at Nordstan by The International Science Festival and Goteborg&Co Trade and Industry Group from April 20-25, and will continue through May 2, 2010.