“She believes that a photograph has the potential to change history and influence the way people see the world.”
Emma Cassidy is a freelance editorial photographer who creates powerful images to support environmental and social justice causes. She believes that a photograph has the potential to change history and influence the way people see the world.
In 2010, Emma interned for the Senior Photo Editor at Greenpeace USA and learned how to advocate for environmental causes through strong imagery. Since then Emma has photographed for many other organizations and events, most notably the Keystone XL Pipeline protest at the White House in Washington DC, the People’s Climate March in New York City, and the UN Climate Conference COP21 in Paris. Her photographs have been published in Grist, Huffington Post, The Nation, Common Dreams, Madison Magazine, Ricochet Media, Yes! Magazine, and many other news outlets.
Emma has shown dedication to the environment through her work and activism over the past decade. When she first saw a mountaintop removal coal mining site, she understood what the ugly truth was behind the cost of coal. When she was in Louisiana during the BP oil spill, she saw egrets turned brown with oil, dolphins swimming through a sheen of oil on the surface of the water, and pelicans in a nature preserve sitting on rocks slick with crude oil. These images are burned into her mind and made her understand what the cost of dirty energy really is. Emma wants her photography to support environmental organizations that are working to end the age of fossil fuels.
To see more examples of her work, visit her website: eacas.com