Since last June, bushfires have raged throughout Australia, destroying millions of acres of land, consuming buildings and taking dozens of lives. The devastation is occurring nearly 10,000 miles away from the Ithaca College campus, but one student, Park Scholar Jordan Brown ’22, a film, photography and visual arts major, became immersed in the story.
Brown has spent the past several months at the University of South Wales in Sydney as part of a study abroad opportunity. The timing of his travel coincided with the peak of the fires, and he quickly realized he had the chance to raise awareness about the destruction — with his camera.
“I figured I could make an impact by donating or volunteering at an animal shelter, or, I could help bring awareness to what is truly going on first hand,” he said. “I think that creators can have a huge impact by using their medium to spread messages and ideas in their work.”