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We are proud to share that AtEdge Director of Photography and Co-Chair of Lucie Awards Susan Baraz along with Chair Hossein Farmani have curated a special photography exhibition highlighting the impact of global climate change to be shown at the COP21 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Over 147 Heads of State and world leaders will view the work of great photographers whose work sheds light on the crucial issue of climate change.
Susan Baraz and Hossein Farmani shared this statement about the exhibition,
Photography in the hands of great artists can transmit a visual message that can make an impact, like no other medium. A single still image is capable of saying something so profound that its effect is undeniably felt by all people.
The artistic expression may be an individual one, but an image can be universally understood, and resonate around the world. The Lucie Awards is honoured to have been asked to curate and present exceptional images that do just that.
For the UN Climate Change Legacy Exhibition, we have called upon renowned photographers who have dedicated their lives to documenting melting icebergs, drought, air, water, waste pollution and the undeniable effects these things have had on our planet. It is a condensed, compassionate plea, through their lenses, of the effects of climate change.
Their images may be startlingly beautiful, which can complicate the horrific message they convey, but look beyond the amazing artistry and try to understand the subliminal ideas within these framed works.
Bravo to these brilliant image-makers who challenge us with their documentary record of what is taking place. It has been a privilege to curate their works for the COP21. We have been humbled by their clarity and consistent endeavour to keep shouting to the world to do something.
To view a gallery of works which will be displayed, please visit the Lucie Foundation’s website.
More information on the UN Climate Change Conference is available through the COP21Paris.org.