Bio I spent the first half of my life studying/working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, mostly in Africa. It was a privilege, a gift in fact, to have been able to spend so many years in Africa. It was in Africa that my photography matured, thanks in part to Mike Hutchings at Reuters (Johannesburg office) who gave me my first paid gig. Now that I am back in North America, I have dedicated my second 50 years to working on an even greater cause: climate change. My current focus is renewable energy. I've been documenting the construction of both wind and solar farms since 2009. I am currently the only female photographer/videographer in Canada shooting the construction and rapid expansion of renewable energy in the context of climate change. Here in eastern Quebec, along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River, the locals talk about climate change as a fait accompli: increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, little-to-no sea ice, significantly less snow cover, earlier springs, longer growing seasons (which no one is complaining about), coastal flooding, storm surges and erosion. After moving to this rural region in 2008, I have been looking for different ways to document climate change beyond the typical natural or man-made disaster photos. I take inspiration from Peter-Matthias Gaede, Editor-In-Chief of GEO magazine, who noted way back in 2007 that people will turn away from environmental issues if bombarded only with images of disasters. He advocates for a "different way of raising awareness" about climate change and biodiversity loss, one that focuses on the more "silent" issues and aims at rendering the complexity of the issues at stake (World Environment Day Bulletin, 140(1):5, 12 June 2007). This has become my new mantra: find a different way of raising awareness about climate change, since the status quo does not seem to be working quickly enough, given the urgency of biodiversity loss, persistent drought in bread-basket regions of many countries, acidifying oceans, increasingly unpredictable and violent weather patterns. I have consciously chosen, therefore, to focus on something positive -- renewable energy. The transition to a low-carbon economy has already begun; there is no turning back. I can only hope that some of my photographs of the current renewable energy construction boom in North America will facilitate a quicker transition, something that I will be able to witness in my own lifetime.