Titled “Beyond the Air We Breathe: Addressing Climate Change”, the exhibition will feature over 100 photographs from 80 world-renowned photographers, showing some of the most iconic images of the effects of climate change in our world today.
The exhibition’s highlights are not just the stunning and heart-wrenching photographs but the amazing stories behind them from photographers whose passion for the preservation of our planet and determination to capture and transmit their visual messages can have a powerful impact on how we view our world.
Curated by Hossein Farmani (Founder and President of Lucie Foundation) and Susan Baraz (Co-Chair, Lucie Awards and Head of Judges for IPA) for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, it was subsequently also shown in Italy, the United States, and Mexico. This will be the first viewing of these internationally acclaimed works inAsia.
There will be a special spotlight on works from masters Steve McCurry, James Nachtwey, Sebastian Copeland and Tom Jacobi.The exhibition will also include the eye-opening documentary film Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul, written and directed by Sebastian Copeland, which follows Copeland and Polar Explorers guide Keith Heger’s 2009 journey to the North Pole in commemoration the centennial of the 1909 expedition. The film communicates a strong message about the rapidly vanishing polar icecaps and the severity of the global issue of climate change.