Poster of Coal + Ice

Coal + Ice is a documentary photography exhibition featuring the work of 27 photographers from China, the United States, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, whose work, brought together here, visually narrates the hidden chain of actions triggered by mankind’s use of coal.

This photographic arc moves from deep within the coal mines to the glaciers of the greater Himalaya where greenhouse gasses are warming the high altitude climate. As these mighty glaciers melt at an accelerated pace, the great rivers of Asia that flow from the Tibetan Plateau into the oceans are disturbed, and the lives of billions of people downstream are disrupted.

From series Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 - 2005; Courtesy of Geng Yunsheng

From series Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 - 2005; Courtesy of Geng Yunsheng

Hurricane LIV, 2009; Courtesy of Clifford Ross

Hurricane LIV, 2009; Courtesy of Clifford Ross

Kyetrak Glacier, northern slope of Cho Oyu, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China, 2009; Courtesy of David Breashears

Kyetrak Glacier, northern slope of Cho Oyu, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China, 2009; Courtesy of David Breashears

Pingdingshan, Henan Province, 2006; Courtesy of Niu Guozheng

Pingdingshan, Henan Province, 2006; Courtesy of Niu Guozheng

Pingdingshan, Henan Province, 2007; Courtesy of Yu Haibo

Pingdingshan, Henan Province, 2007; Courtesy of Yu Haibo

Participating Photographers include: Alfredo D’Amato, Bruce Davidson, Builder Levy, Cameron Davidson, China Features/China,  Photo Archival,  Clifford Ross, Daniel Shea, David Breashears, David Hurn,  David Seymour, Geng Yunsheng, Gleb Kosorukov, Ian Teh, Jonas Bendikson, Lewis Hine, Nadav Kander, Niu Guozheng, Robert Capa,  Robert Wallis, Song Chao, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Hoepker, W. Eugene Smith, Wang Mianli, Wu Qi, Yang Junpo and Yu Haibo.

Presented by Asia Society at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Curators: Susan Meiselas and Jeroen de Vries

Exhibition Design: Jeroen de Vries

Executive Producer: Orville Schell, Asia Society

 Location: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

No. 155A Caochangdi, Beijing, China

Exhibition dates: Saturday, September 24 to Monday, November 28, 2011

(Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm)

For details, please contact: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

View the Chinese Version here

 

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