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.

Click on images to enlarge:

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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.

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

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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.

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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

http://www.hardrainproject.com