The COAL + ICE Project is a documentary photography exhibition and climate festival starting today in San Francisco to amplify the conversation about climate change. Co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, the exhibition features the work of over 40 photographers and video artists from around the world. COAL + ICE visually narrates the consequences triggered by the continued use of fossil fuels, following the trajectory of climate change from the dirty coal mines deep within the Earth, to the vanishing glaciers of the Greater Himalaya.
COAL + ICE coincides with No Time, an exhibit at the McEvoy Foundation For The Arts which examines our perceptions of what we call “nature” and our role in its transformation. In the context of current discussions around climate change, the works in No Timeshow how artists can reinterpret and reimagine the landscape.
COAL + ICE also coincides with Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, a three-week climate festival of dance, music, spoken word, food, family activities, films, educational programming, and creative dialogue that invites diverse audiences to participate in a conversation about climate change.