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Climate Writer & Photographer

I am an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience as a writer and reporter. With a background in investigative and accountability reporting and a Master's Degree in journalism from USC, I use character-driven stories to shine a light on important issues and solutions. 

Latest Works

Short Documentary

This short-form documentary offers a visceral glimpse into the use of long-term solitary confinement in US prisons. With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, this documentary captures a day in the life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the US.

Released by PBS/POV

​Featured on The Atlantic, Nat Geo, Vox, and others, and was broadcast by the International Committee of the Red Cross during a convention on Torture, held in at the Humanitarium in Geneva. 

The film received official selection in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, Top 25 Short Films of 2016 from PBS, Second Place at the Conscious Good Humanitarian Film Festival, and Official Selection at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor and many others.


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For over 15 years I have reported from inside prisons, within protests, and across public lands. I have spent my days buried in documents, on the front lines of natural disasters, both behind and in front of cameras, or with fingers on keys. No matter where my work takes me or the tools I use to do it, my focus has always been on people, problems, and innovative solutions that drive progress. I am dedicated to telling stories that start difficult conversations, uncover injustice or exploitation, and expose the truth. 


I currently serve as the Guardian’s extreme weather correspondent — a position created for me and the first-ever of its kind at the paper — tasked with helping international audiences make sense of the climate crisis as it unfolds. Reporting from across the American West, I find narratives that connect readers to the urgency, need for accountability, and the opportunities for positive impact, posed by our warming world. 


You can also find my work on Mother Jones, VICE, USA Today, Huffington Post, and the East Bay Express, among others.

Gabrielle Canon
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