Atiol Elmalik is a professional photojournalist, filmmaker and communication consultant, political analyst who uses these mediums to tell stories about water diplomacy, environmental and climate issues, human rights concerns, and diversity and justice inclusivity in South Sudan and Africa, with over ten years of experience Atiol. has a degree in International Relation and Diplomatic Studies also intermediate diploma in political science and professional courses in conflict analysis and multimedia. In addition to being the founder CEO of the Heritage Consortium , he works as a freelancer with international media houses including the European Press Photo Agency in Frankfurt, Germany; ZaNenger News; Shutter Stock News; and Good Vibes Magazine. In addition, he has worked with Al Jazeera and National Geographic, and has participated in regional workshops related to photojournalism; and digital media to counter disinformation in the Netherlands RNTC media center When COVID-19 hit South Sudan, Mr. Atiol’s company began producing reusable face masks, and collaborating with international institutions like the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Mr. Elmalik was inspired to become a photographer and filmmaker to share more broadly about identity, human rights, human trafficking, and misconceptions about his roots in South Sudan and the African Continent. He believes strongly in the power of photo and video to capture moments in time, and even stop time for the next generation to see. He sees that in the digital era, visual diplomacy will transform nations and change the way humans connect.