Bronze 2020 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Planet Hope Series

  • Photographer
    Michelle Valberg
  • Agency / Studio
    Valberg Imaging
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay

Planet Hope is a B&W portrait series documenting the Covid-19 crisis in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada. From frontline workers and business owners to an undercover cop and homeless man - this pandemic affects us all - there are no boundaries.

Michelle Valberg is an award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. She has traveled to all continents in search of adventure and photographic opportunities. She is particularly celebrated for her passion for Canada and the Arctic. Known for her unique ability to make relatable images of unimaginable landscapes, Michelle finds art in all of nature’s most intimate moments. The world around us mirrors what we see in ourselves, she says, including our beauty, our simplicity, our complications and our responsibilities. Nature is