Boston, MA (CNS) – Former supermodel Helena Christensen has traveled with international humanitarian organization Oxfam to Peru, her mother’s native country, to document the dramatic effects of climate changes on people.
The 40-year-old Danish beauty has documented her trip with a series of photographs that will be featured in an exhibit in New York, Washington, London, and at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen this December.
The expedition will also be shot for a short film by award-winning director Richard Bullock.
Christensen said in Peru, “The impacts of climate change are extremely severe in the areas we visited. The farmers we met and talked to are already living very hard lives, and are now being forced to adapt to the effects of the rapidly changing climate.”
Oxfam International Peru coordinator Frank Boeren added, “Climate change in Peru is already devastating and we welcome Helena’s commitment to show this to the rest of the world. Peru is on the frontline of climate change, along with other developing countries, which have played little part in causing the problem.”
Oxfam aims to eradicate poverty and combat injustice through working with partners and communities on long-term programs. They are part of a global movement for change, raising public awareness of the causes of poverty.