Talia Woodin is a freelance activist and photographer, focusing mainly on environmental and climate justice through an intersectional lens. After studying one year of a visual anthropology degree, she decided to drop out to pursue activism and photography full time—first, working as a media and messaging coordinator for Extinction Rebellion, and then moving onto freelance work. She has worked with many groups and organizations in recent years, the most recent of which being the campaign against the High Speed 2 railway system.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
Growing up amongst Green Party and environmental campaigners, I learnt from a young age about our relationship with the natural world and the importance of such. From the age of seven, I was passionate about environmental justice and how I could explore such with photography. Now my work revolves around working with different groups fighting to defend nature.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
For me, mutual respect and understanding is key to being a part of any collective community or ecosystem, whether that be within human groups or the greater natural world; recognizing that we are never a singular and that our actions and behaviors will always have an impact on others or a wider system. I believe prioritizing such thought is an essential step in living within a harmonious and thriving ecosystem.