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 from her Masters in Photojournalism with a focus on Mixed Media 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.
Self-taught in documentary and street photography. She has devoted her practice into empowering women and youth activist. For each shot, she aspires to capture an emotional rawness through the authentic representation of the culture, moment, person, and landscape.
She has lived in three countries, Mexico, Switzerland, and USA, traveled through 42 countries, and visited numerous indigenous communities throughout Asia, Africa, and America.
- Gatopardo, La Resistencia de una Generación ante la Crisis Ambiental, 2021
- Vice, Celebrating the Weirdest Earth Day Ever, 2020
- Newsbreak, Celebrating the Weirdest Earth Day Ever, 2020
- Global Citizen, 7 Youth Climate Activists Share Their Hopes for the Future, 2020
- Interview Magazine, Environmental Activist Xiye Bastida says, "OK Doomers", 2019
Getty Images Inclusion Scholarship, 2020
United Nations Youth Climate Leader, UN Youth Climate Summit. 2019
United Airlines Her Art Here: Second Place Finalist
World Photography Organization: Honorable Mention
Adobe Project 1324: World Can't Wait. 2018
Photographer's Forum Best of: 2019-2015
International Photography Awards, Somerset House. 2015