Natriya Rampey is a photographer in Loudoun County, Virginia. She and other portrait photographers around the country are documenting quarantine life through portraits, often taken from a car. Rampey uses social media and text to notify residents when she’ll be driving through the area. Families dress up and make signs and wait on their porches for their portraits, which are shared with the hashtag #InItTogether. “Porch Photography: In It Together” has a public Facebook group. There’s no charge for porch photos, but she does accept donations for local food pantries. As of May, she’d raised over $3,000.
Nafeez Ahmed is an award-winning investigative journalist, systems theorist, and change strategist who has advised and consulted for several governmental and intergovernmental agencies. He is Executive Director of the System Shift Lab, editor of the crowdfunded platform INSURGE intelligence and a Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems. He is the author of eight books including Failing States, Collapsing Systems: BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence (Springer-Nature, 2017) and A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (Pluto, 2010).
Tim DeChristopher is co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center. DeChristopher made world headlines in 2008 when he disrupted a government oil and gas auction by posing as Bidder 70 and outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. For his act of civil disobedience, he was imprisoned for 21 months. He has used this as a platform to spread awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action to create a just and healthy world.