Netflix recently released season 3 of its photography-centred TV show “Tales by Light”, which is a documentary and reality show based on photographers’ work around the world.
This newest season of the National Geographic and Canon joint venture focuses on the theme of protecting some of the most beautiful and vulnerable people and places in our world: children, the ocean, and Australian indigenous culture.
Children in Need: Simon Lister
The first episode features UNICEF photographer Simon Lister visiting Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he was joined by Orlando Bloom, focusing on the conditions children face working in Bangladesh.
Lister provided about 1200 photos for UNICEF, so his images are now used on billboards, social media, posters and all UNICEF’s branding across the world.
Paradise in Peril: Shawn Heinrichs
In episode two, we follow Shawn Henrichs to Isla Majeures in Mexico and Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Heinrichs believes the precious ocean must become a beacon of hope to the rest of the world and that sustainable protection of the oceans is possible.
Preserving Aboriginal Culture: Dylan River
In the final episode of season 3, cinematographer Dylan River, visits Australia’s First Nations people and begins the journey in Alice Springs. This was a very personal journey for him as he comes from a family of Aboriginal storytellers.
River captures the way of life, ceremonies and culture of communities and landscapes that have developed over tens of thousands of years.