If you are in Thailand at the moment, there is an important photographic exhibition taking place at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, focused on global climate change. One of my images is featured from my series, ‘Beijing: The Masked City‘.
Here is some more information via this article in Thailand’s ‘The Nation’ newspaper:
“Beyond the Air We Breathe: Addressing Climate Change”, on view at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until September 2.
In all there are 140 stunning images by more than 60 photographers in the show assembled by Hossein Farmani and Susan Baraz for the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015. The collection had been seen by more than a million people, in Italy, France, the United States and Mexico, before coming to Bangkok. It is, says Farmani, about “finding beauty in disaster, beauty at risk”. “These major photographers who have committed their time and passion to documenting the changes in climate allow us to be a witness to the earth’s transformation. They are at the forefront of bringing awareness to us all.” The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and the Lucie Foundation are co-hosting the exhibition.
British photojournalist Sean Gallagher is based in China and calls Beijing “the Mask City”, saying most of its residents wear filter-masks because of the foul air. His photo of the young couple in masks might have been sweetly romantic anywhere else – they’re holding hands, after all – but their hearts are at risk.”