Hard Rain @ Kirstenbosch – pics just posted!

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 spectrum of themes relating to the environment and human rights.

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I found this image most disturbing:

A Russian couple getting married, wearing  gas masks, to protest the toxic air pollution in their town.

There are things happening in this world that will make your blood run cold.



Before, and after. And it wasn’t exactly a century later either:


Photos published courtesy of Mark Edwards and The Hard Rain Project.

 Visit www.hardrainproject.com for more information.

The images from this exhibition feature in a coffee table book that can be purchased at Kirstenbosch – I reckon it’d be a good call as a Christmas pressie for the thinking and politically engaged.


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