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Photo exhibition highlights threats to environment

United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco

CNN  — 

A photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.

Entitled “Climate Change – In Focus,” it shows the best 100 photographs from a global competition and it’s currently on display at the United Nations’ COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, where it will be seen by attendees who have come from all over the world.

While it was also open to adults, the competition aimed to showcase the images and views of young people.

The project was created by award-winning photographer Henry Dallal, who curated an exhibition from master photographers at COP21 in Paris.

Speaking with CNN at COP22, Dallal said: “You’ve got global leaders, press, NGOs all coming here, but the youth don’t have a voice.”

“And I thought, in today’s world everyone has a camera in their mobile phone, and to take a picture you don’t have to be a professional, anyone can do it.”

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The exhibition was curated by the Lucie Foundation for ages seven to 13, and by National Geographic for ages 13 and up, through the Your Shot, National Geographic’s online photo community.

All skill levels were represented, from semi-professional photographers to people using their smartphones.