Photojournalist shows work on global climate change

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Joe Schwartz

Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch will be on campus for a series of free public events and exhibitions from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

Braasch’s work emphasizes climate change, its environmental impacts, and the people who study it, are caught up in it, and are working to limit the effects of global climate disruption.

Since 1999, he has followed scientists at work from the polar regions to the Himalayas and the Great Barrier Reef. He has produced images and reports about nature, the environment, biodiversity and global warming around the world, with a human connection underscoring climate change science’s relevance to our lives. He received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography in 2006.

Braasch will deliver the Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture in Cornell Plantations’ Fall Lecture Series, “From Glaciers to Generations: Climate Change Affects Landscapes and Lives,” Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Statler Auditorium.

Two exhibitions of Braasch’s work will be on campus through Oct. 31. Images from his series on glaciers and climate change are on display now in Cornell Plantations’ Nevin Welcome Center, and “A World View of Global Warming: Photography by Gary Braasch,” opening Sept. 30 in the Mann Library Gallery, kicks off a year-long program of exhibits and lectures at Mann focusing on issues of climate change in collaboration with Cornell faculty, researchers and students.

Braasch will lead a discussion and Q&A with students, “Communicating Creatively About Climate Change,” Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carol Tatkon Center (open to undergraduates only); participate in the Cornell Roundtable on Environmental Studies Topics, Oct. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in 110 A.D. White House; and join the Development Sociology Seminar Series, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. in 401 Warren Hall, with “Villages on the Verge, Reports From the Front Lines of Climate Change.”

His visit is co-sponsored by the Department of Development Sociology, the Community and Regional Development Institute, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Mann Library and Cornell Plantations.

For more information, contact David Kay at dlk2@cornell.edu or 607-255-2123.


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