Potent photo exhibit on climate change – now at Kirstenbosch

I want you to take your phuza-ed out lyf and go see this exhibit on Saturday morning, or the very soonest available opportunity thereafter.

 Grab a coffee and something to chew on at the Silvertree, and get the real deal visual low-down on the state of the planet.

Presented by UK-based photographer Mark Edwards, the exhibition is very appropriately entitled Hard Rain, after Bob Dylan’s prophetic 1960s song,  “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall“.

Edwards’ photos provide stark, non-sugar-coated commentary on issues such as climate change, human rights abuses, pollution among others. It conveys a sense of urgency and near-desperation at the atrocities being committed to people and the environment, and is as much a must-see as An Inconvenient Truth is.

 This exhibit is The Disturbing Truth – high-res and in your face.

 Go see it!

The 411:

Photo Exhibit: Hard Rain

Photographer: Mark Edwards (UK) 

 Venue: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

Dates: 1 November 2007 –

Damage: Kirstenbosch entrance fee (No, sir, you do not look like either a learner or a pensioner)

Websites: http://www.sanbi.org/whatson/hardrain.htm



2 Responses

  1. I will certainly be seeing the Kirstenbosch exhibit. In the meantime, BLDGBLOG posted a fascinating essay on Wednesday about potential responses to visual images of climate change. (If you’ll pardon the self-promotion, the link is via my South African blog on sustainability, Carbon Copy.) It sounds like Hard Rain does what a recent Greenpeace campaign does not: shows what is really scary about climate change.

  2. […] mark edwards A teaser for those of you who haven’t gotten round to checking out the Hard Rain photo exhibition at Kirstenbosch yet: It features numerous climate change photographs, but addresses a much broader […]

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