From 31 July to 5 September, 2014, Customs House in Sydney will host an amazing photographic exhibition which charts one man's journey to capture human civilisation's response to climate change. It arouses hope and fury and evokes cause and cure.
The Story of Our Planet Unfolds is a stunning and moving exhibition showcasing photographs of critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall.
Since 2007 and following his being awarded a Creative Fellowship by The Climate Institute, Michael Hall has been documenting through photography human civilisation's response to the risks and opportunities of climate change.
The images depicted in the photographs, taken over seven years, will open people's eyes to the causes of climate change and inspire them to find a cure.
Through the photographs, visitors to the exhibition will experience the impact of bushfires in Tasmania, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, ice melt in the Arctic, and the oil and coal industry in China and the USA. He has also captured images of food security in Bangladesh as well as the increasingly important role renewable energy is playing in China's development.
The vivid images personalise the reality of climate change, showing not only the global consequences but also what climate change means for our own backyard.
When talking about the inspiration behind this project, Michael Hall attributed the genesis to a near fatal cycling accident during 2007. This triggered a life-changing period of recovery and reflection that made him resolute in tackling climate change which he sees as one of the major challenges in the world today. With the ongoing concerns around our own challenges in Australia, including the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, the sentiment conveyed in this exhibition will resonate with many people.
Visitors will come away with a true sense of the extent of climate change and what they can do to generate greater debate and increasing awareness around this issue.
Love your site. Took my daughter on the Cupcake and Dessert walking tour last week for her birthday. So good! and was also this week able to check out the photo exhibition "the Story of our planet unfolds"at Customs House, thought provoking. Keep up the good work. Always look forward to seeing what great ideas you have, and there are so many great things to be done in and around Sydney, for little or no cost! :)