04 October 2005

Exhibition - Photographers' Perspectives on Global Warming

Today I received from photographer Joshua Wolfe (www.joshuawolfe.com) an announcement for this upcoming exhibition that he organized in Brooklyn.

According to the website, the exhibition "brings together five photographers from around the globe that have been covering global warming to show in dramatic detail the ways global warming is affecting the planet. Global warming is often presented as an abstract concept, something we should worry about but not today, tomorrow or anytime in the near future. The goal of this exhibit is to make global warming a concrete concept in people's minds through photography. The show will include subjects that each photographer has covered in-depth. Veteran wildlife photographer Gary Braasch has spent several years tracking down photographs of where glaciers were in the past and photographing them from the same position today to show the dramatic changes. British photographer, Ashley Cooper has photographed the troubles in Alaska with melting permafrost causing houses to sink. Cédric Faimali of the French journalism Collective, Argos, spent time in Chad photographing the damage to their way of life caused by the drying up of Lake Chad. Peter Essick whose by-line appears regularly in National Geographic, contributed a section on how scientists across the globe are researching global warming and Joshua Wolfe spent several months in the island nation of Tuvalu photographing their responses and worries about the rising sea levels associated with global warming. In addition a group section of the show will feature the many ways global warming is affecting the United States. "

One of the photographers, Gary Braasch, has created an informative web page www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org - the title captures the issues he addresses.

The exhibition will run October 14 - November 6, 2005, with an Opening Reception October 14 6pm - 9pm. It is located at the JW Gallery (111 Front St, #228, Brooklyn).

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