Pamela Elizarraras Acitores (born 1997; Mexico City, Mexico) is a self-taught documentary photographer based in London. She primarily focuses on the youth climate movement and climate justice.
Her passion for creatively bringing new things into existence brought her to pursue a BFA in product design at Parsons School of Design, where she began to make illustrations to raise awareness on the climate emergency as well as the ocean plastic pollution crisis.
After graduating with her masters in photojournalism with a focus on mixed media from London College of Communication, she aspires to make a difference by bringing awareness to global issues, focusing specifically on the cultures that are being threatened by the climate crisis.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
Nature and wildlife have always inspired my work. More recently, when taking photographs I have noticed that even though I am in awe of its beauty I am also mourning it in some way. A statistic that is always very present in my head is that according to the UN Environment Programme, scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals become extinct every 24 hours.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
To me, being a part of a thriving ecosystem means to coexist in harmony and peace with all living things.