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June 5 of every year is World Environment Day, a global day of sustainability awareness created by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with a unique theme each year. This year’s theme, marking the 50th anniversary of the World Environment Day tradition, is “Only One Earth”.

 

In response to the growing climate crisis faced by the entire world, the international community is embarking on initiatives to help preserve the environment. Samsung Electronics considers sustainability to be a key business priority, and accordingly, builds eco-conscious efforts into every aspect of its products’ lifecycles across all the various business areas in which it operates.

 

This World Environment Day, Samsung Newsroom spoke with Samsung employees across the company to learn more about the efforts they are making towards reducing carbon emissions.

 

As the first episode of this series, take a look at the card news below for an overview of the sustainability efforts being made as told by Visual Display (VD), Mobile eXperience (MX) and Digital Appliances (DA) Business employees.

 

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Be sure to stay tuned for the second episode in this series introducing the efforts of the DS Division.

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      Photography in the Digital Age
      Q: Could you describe if and how technology has changed how you work over the years?
       
      I worked exclusively with film for most of my career, but I have fully embraced digital technology these days. While it hasn’t changed the way I see my work or the way I photograph, technology has undoubtedly altered the process — allowing me to work in much lower light and more complex situations than I could in the past. Nonetheless, the same truths apply to any image regardless of the technique that went into crafting it. There’s impermanence about all things and nostalgia about things in the past — but I prefer to look to the future.
       
       
      Q: How does the digital format of The Frame compare to other platforms where you have shared your work, such as galleries, museums or even magazine covers?
       
      Each medium has its advantages. Digital art is virtually permanent, and exposure to heat and light doesn’t affect color — but the medium can be a matter of personal preference. Many museums are supplementing their exhibitions with multi-media presentations, merging different formats. It will be interesting to see what the future holds since technology is evolving every day.
       
      The Frame is a wonderful way to see pictures in a more intimate home setting. I remember getting off a plane and seeing one of my pictures on a huge screen at JFK Airport in New York. It was surreal to see my work enjoyed by thousands of people passing through the terminal. Similarly, The Frame allows people to view art more comfortably — adding a new dimension to the experience.
       
       
      Q: In this digital age where most people use their phones as cameras, how do you see the role of professional photographers evolving?
       
      The medium, platform or technology — whether it’s Instagram, digital or film — is not important. Successful photography has to be about telling stories and being creative, having your own interpretation and voice to say what is important to you and conveying those emotions through your photographs.
       
       
      Q: What is next for you in the coming year?
       
      I will soon be traveling to Antarctica and working on a new book of short stories.
       
      Visit the Samsung Art Store in The Frame to see more of Steve McCurry’s work.
       
       
      1 (In Kashmir) A light, flat-bottomed houseboat.
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