Curated Shows: Visualizing Climate Change
Visualizing Climate Change
May 14 - June 21 Opening May 14 6-9 pm
Gary Braasch Ashley Cooper Benjamin Drummond Peter Essick Steve Kazlowski Joshua Wolfe.
Human Caused Climate Change is the challenge of a generation, effecting everything from the way we live our lives to where we grow our food and which animals will survive.
Noting the urgency of the challenge faced by climate change, the Henry Gregg Gallery is partnering with GHG Photos to present a collection of images that dramatically show the way humans are affecting the planet.
Named after the scientific shorthand for "greenhouse gases" the photographers of GHG Photos have traveled the world to document the causes and effects, as well as attempts to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
The images capture a range of subjects including forest fires, floods, glacial retreat, sea level rise, arctic habitat loss, and a myriad of other effects the world is experiencing.
The show will feature the work of Gary Braasch, Ashley Cooper, Benjamin Drummond, Peter Essick, Steve Kazlowski, and Joshua Wolfe.
Gary Braasch is an award winning photographer whose book Earth Under Fire, published by University of California Press was called one of the 50 Best Environmental Books and Media by Vanity Fair and Al Gore said "The power of Gary Braasch's personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen. In partnership with Lynne Cherry he co-wrote How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate, which won several awards for children's books.
Ashley Cooper is UK based photographer, who has been documenting the effects of climate change for the last 8 years. A background in natural sciences underpins and informs much of Ashley's work. When not behind the lens, Ashley is the Chairman of the Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, the busiest mountain rescue team in the British Isles.
Benjamin Drummond is a freelance photojournalist whose work explores the connection between people, nature and community. He is currently working with his partner, writer and producer Sara Joy Steele, to illustrate global climate change through local people. His photographs have appeared in such publications as Orion, Mother Jones, National Geographic, American Photo, The Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Peter Essick's by-line has been in National Geographic magazine more than 30 times for stories from around the world as well as in many other international magazines. He has traveled to all seven continents and all of the 50 United States in search of compelling pictures. In recent years, he has specialized in stories about nature and the environment. He has illustrated stories on global warming, the carbon cycle, the global freshwater crisis and nuclear waste.
Steve Kazlowski is the author of The Last Polar Bear. His photographs have been featured in Audubon, Backpacking, Canadian National Geographic, National Geographic For Kids, National Wildlife, Sierra and TIME magazines, and he has published several books: Alaska's Bears of the North, Alaska's Wildlife of the North, and Alaska Wildlife Impressions. He is the only wildlife photographer to date who has extensively photographed the Alaskan polar bear and its critical Arctic coastal habitat.
Joshua Wolfe is a freelance documentary and commercial photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the founding president of GHG Photos and the co-author of Climate Change: Picturing the Science published in April 2009 by W.W. Norton & Company, which Popular Mechanics called "the first book anyone seeking a layman's understanding of the science of global warming should read." Josh both shows his photography and curates at the Henry Gregg Gallery.
The Henry Gregg Gallery is one Brooklyn's premiere galleries. Showing a variety of art mediums in the DUMBO neighborhood for the last four years, Newsweek called the gallery "a sampling of visionary works by some of today's internationally acclaimed artists." Images available on request.
Show Extended To July 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHOTO EXHIBIT FEATURING JOSHUA WOLFE, 2009 RECIPIENT OF THE SIERRA CLUB’S ANSEL ADAMS AWARD, EXTENDED FOR A SECOND TIME, THROUGH JULY 31, AT HENRY GREGG GALLERY IN DUMBO “VISUALIZING CLIMATE CHANGE”, photographs from the doubt-removing collaboration between scientists and photographers featured in the 2009 book, Climate Change: Picturing the Science, has been extended for a second time and will now continue on view at the Henry Gregg Gallery in Dumbo through July 31st.
Featured photographer JOSHUA WOLFE has just been named the 2009 recipient of The Sierra Club’s prestigious Ansel Adams Award, which he will accept at the Club’s annual dinner in San Francisco in September.
The Ansel Adams Award acknowledges superlative individual achievement in the use of still photography to further a conservation cause.
Better than a half-dozen of Wolfe’s photographs are featured in the Dumbo exhibition, which also includes indelible images from Gary Braasch, Ashley Cooper, Benjamin Drummond, Peter Essick and Steve Kazlowski, all taken under the auspices of Wolfe’s GHG Photos (“GHG” is scientific shorthand for “greenhouse gases”), a coalition of science, environmental, nature, and documentary photographers focused, literally, on climate change.
The exhibited photographs illuminate a range of mounting environmental threats including flood, forest fire, glacial retreat and habitat loss. Mr. Wolfe is a frequent collaborator with Henry Gregg Gallery founder/director Andre' Martinez-Reed., and “Visualizing Climate Change” is the pair’s fourth acclaimed collaboration in as many years.
The Henry Gregg Gallery, which shows work in a variety of mediums, is one Brooklyn's premiere galleries, among the first to open in the area and establish Dumbo as an important cultural destination.