Gideon Mendel, Taquari district, Rio Branco, Brazil, 2015. Featured in the COAL + ICE  exhibition in San Francisco.

COAL + ICE Addresses Impact of Climate Change

Those of us who rely on the ferry on a regular basis are all too familiar with how nature has been altered over the years.

We see the strange flotsam. The haunting debris floating dead upon the water.

While there continues to be some dispute over the precise causes of this warming trend, those that contend it’s man-made make a compelling case.

COAL + ICE is a visual exploration of the consequences of climate change triggered by what many believe is the continued use of fossil fuels.

Some may consider it a paradox that the project is a project of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, in collaboration with the Asia Society Northern California Center.

China is unarguably the greatest polluter in the world.

This September, COAL + ICE will make its U.S. premiere in San Francisco and be a public, cultural companion to California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit.

Co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and  exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries.

COAL + ICE visually narrates its premise with works from over 30 photographers from around the world.

Some are quite good…others histrionic.


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