Climate, state of emergency, curated by Yann-Arthus Bertrand
Water, water everywhere, not any drop to drink. Climate victim Rahima Khatun (49) lives at Khanpur village in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Her only deep tube well has been flooded and everyday she has to go to another village to collect pure drinking water.
Under the patronage of Yann–Arthus Bertrand, the exhibition “Climate: state of emergency” presents 44 photos of photographers from all over the world.
The earth’s climate is dynamic and always changing through a natural cycle. What the world is more worried about is that the changes that are occuring today have been speeded up because of man’s activities. How does pollution, traffic, waste, affect climate and people’s lives the world over ? Taken in all continents, each photo is a way to illustrate the real or perceived evolution of the photographer country’s climate issues, the resulting effects on people’s lives, and the solutions that are taken or envisaged to fight against the negative effects.
This exhibition is the result of the fifth edition of the international photography contest : “Climat, Etat d’urgence” (Climate, state of emergency) organized by the Fondation Alliance Française through its worldwide network. It has already been presented, from 12 to 25 November 2015, at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
ID proof required to visit the exhibition.
In partnership with St Andrews college & Fondation Alliance Française