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The project EverydayClimateChange (ECC) was born from an idea of James Whitlow Delano and is carried out by over 30 photographers from 6 different continents who work in every corner of the planet. Initially originated as a Instagram feed to raise awareness of the emergency of climate change all over the world, ECC soon turned into a traveling exhibition, which on this occasion offers the largest selection of photographs from the project ever displayed.
Assuming that photography is most powerful when it can communicate deeper meaning by freezing transience, EverydayClimateChange aims to present visual evidence that climate change doesn’t just happen “over there” but that climate change is also happening “right here”. No other medium can better reveal deeper truths, than a camera can in the hands of someone who understands its unique potential.
ECC is not a western view on climate change, but rather a view from photographers who come from the north, the south, the east and the west; and are as diverse as the cultures in which we were all raised. ECC presents the work of committed, enlightened photographers who share back stories, contextualizing not only the effects of climate change but also potential solutions to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gases on our world.
COP21, the climate change summit was held in Paris in December 2015. So climate change was, and still is, finally at the top of the agenda for a lot of global policy makers that would not ordinarily give it such a high priority. The pace of climate change, compared to the frenetic news cycle, is slow, greenhouse gases are invisible and all this makes climate change easy to ignore. The goal of the ECC and its Instagram feed is to show that no one anywhere is immune to effects of climate change. The goal is to reach beyond the cloistered photography world and the stuffy halls of academia to those who will be most effected by climate change: in other words, all of US.
Number of Works
76 B&W and color photographs
various size from 30 x 45 cm to 70 x 100 cm
Type of prints
• prints produced through chemical process FUJI-HUNT RA4
• FUJIFILM silver halide photo paper on forex condensed
• video How ECC was born 3’ 52’’
by James Whitlow Delano
• video Ocean Rage 8’ 10’’
by Tandem Reportages – Matilde Gattoni and Matteo Fagotto
some of the photographers are available for talks and conferences
The exhibition features photos by: Rodrigo Baleia • Nina Berman • Gary Braasch • Michael Robinson Chavez • Ashley Crowther • James Whitlow Delano • Bernardo Deniz • Sima Diab • Luc Forsyth • Sean Gallagher • Balazs Gardi • Matilde Gattoni • Georgina Goodwin • Katharina Hesse • Ed Kashi • Suthep Kritsanayarin • Peter Mather • Gideon Mendel • Palani Mohan • John Novis • Matthieu Paley • Paolo Patrizi • J.B. Russell • Vlad Sokhin • Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert • Paolo Verzone • Franck Vogel • Elisabetta Zavoli