September 4-23, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
The COAL + ICE Project is a documentary photography exhibition and climate festival that made its U.S. premiere in San Francisco this past September 2018 to amplify the conversation about climate change. The documentary photography exhibition is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned Dutch exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and 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. The exhibition culminates in global consequences and an exploration of visionary solutions.
The U.S. premiere of COAL + ICE in San Francisco coincided with California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, and included a three-week climate festival of dance, music, spoken word, food, family activities, films, educational programming, and creative dialogue that invited diverse audiences to participate in a conversation about climate change.
Photo Above: Jimmy Chin. Mount Everest, Main Rongbuk Glacier, 2007. Courtesy of GlacierWorks.