Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
September 24 – December 28, 2011
COAL + ICE premiered at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in 2011. The groundbreaking documentary photography exhibition featured the work of 30 photographers from China, the United States, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, whose work visually narrates the hidden chain of actions triggered by humankind’s use of coal. The exhibition’s photographic arc moves from deep within the coal mines to the glaciers of the greater Himalaya where greenhouse gasses are warming the high altitude climate. As these mighty glaciers melt at an accelerated pace, the great rivers of Asia that flow from the Tibetan Plateau into the oceans are disturbed, and the lives of billions of people downstream are disrupted.
W. Eugene Smith
Major E.O. Wheeler
COAL + ICE is an immersive documentary photography and video exhibition that seeks to visualize the climate crisis. The exhibition is a project of Asia Society.