Benjamin Drummond & Sara Joy Steele at Mumm Napa on Saturday, Nov. 7th
Facing Climate Change: The Tinder People. Forest Service firefighters mop up a lightning fire during initial attack in Washington’s Methow Valley. Drought and warmer temperatures fuel more frequent and intense wildfires. Over the past five decades, the top five years for US acreage burned have occurred since 2000, and most climate models suggest that things will get worse. © Benjamin Drummond
The Ansel Adams Gallery and Blue Earth are proud to host an inspiring photo exhibit and lecture series featuring our dramatically changing planet titled “Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action” at Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery through March 13, 2010.
The first in our lecture series will feature Blue Earth project photographer Benjamin Drummond & Sara Joy Steele on Saturday, Nov. 7th 2009, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Benj and Sara’s presentation illustrates global change through local people by interweaving multimedia, stills and stories from the American West and three Nordic communities. They will also share their newest work about some unlikely citizens that are addressing solutions to climate change.
As a documentary team, Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele have been telling stories that connect people and nature through photography, field audio, and writing for almost a decade. Their personal project, Facing Climate Change, documents communities around the world as they confront and adapt to the complex issues surrounding global warming. Over the last two years Facing Climate Change has been featured in Photo District News, Orion Magazine and Mother Jones, in exhibitions from Seattle City Hall to Houston Center for Photography, and as a multimedia presentation shown at a variety of venues, from colleges and prisons to art galleries. Benj and Sara are currently based in Seattle, Washington. Visit Facing Climate Change to learn more about their work.
Mumm Napa Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94573. For directions call (707) 967-7700. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Series lectures are free and open to the public, but please RSVP at (707) 967-7740 to guarantee seating.
Nov. 7th - Drummond/Steele, “Facing Climate Change”
Dec. 5th - Camille Seaman, “Connection and Purpose”
Feb. 6th - Stephen Harrison, “Visualizing Earth”
Mar. 6th - John Trotter, “The Future of the Colorado River”
Mar. 13th - Florian Schulz, “Freedom To Roam” and
Daniel Beltrá “Amazon: Forest at Risk”