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Kumi Naidoo

"Kumi has all of the qualities needed to take Greenpeace forward and lead it in the greatest challenge it and the world has ever faced: climate change." - Gerd Leipold, Kumi Naidoo's predecessor as executive director of Greenpeace

Shot in the Newlands Greenbelt, Cape Town, Kumi Naidoo stands in a lifeboat on land. Adrian Steirn’s portrait shows a man unwilling to accept the constraints of conventional society, who will do anything in support of the causes that he takes on.

In Steirn’s words, “The portrait concept was to reflect one of the world’s most dynamic activists. He is a man who is willing to go to any extreme for positive change.”