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Jonathan H. Lee

Freelance Photo & Videographer, Self-employed in Christchurch New Zealand

My name is Jonathan. I am a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, environmental conservation, community development, permaculture, systems thinking, and sustainable food & urban systems. In the past several years my work and interests have presented me numerous opportunities to places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms.

Whilst in Seattle I was actively involved at the Beacon Food Forest, a community-driven, open-for-all, food-producing garden and forest in the city. Many neighbors and friends came together to continuously bring folks of all backgrounds and social-economic levels closer in a safe space that (re)connects people to one another, to food, and to nature.

One of my recent collaborations is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. In the past 2 years, I have spent much time there living and rebuilding alongside locals and international volunteers while documenting the collaborative work. Together we've leveraged social media to spread the word, tell stories, and continue the funding for the rebuilding project.

I am currently in Christchurch, New Zealand, learning about the effects of the 2010/2011 earthquakes, and how the community has responded to the crisis through grassroots initiatives, social enterprises, and putting people before economic gains while dealing with trauma and shortcomings.

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Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography

BY JONATHAN H. LEE
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."

In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.

Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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PAST VOL 32

Christchurch @ Christ's College Auditorium
Sep 26, 2017