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Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis

July 5, 2022 - July 31, 2022


The Umbrella Arts & Environment and The Umbrella  Visual Arts programs, in partnership with the Concord, MA-based Social Documentary Network/ZEKE Magazine, present an exciting new exhibition of world-class documentary photography emphasizing long-term sustainable solutions to the climate crisis including the Indigenous People’s Burn Network in the western United States; Nemo’s Garden in Italy — the world’s first underwater greenhouse; the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda, and others. The exhibition is inspired by the Spring 2022 issue featuring projects by Kiliii YuyanGiacomo d’OrlandoSarah Fretwell, and veteran climate journalist Antonia Juhasz.

Opening Reception

Friday, July 8, 6:00-7:30 pm ET
Free public reception with remarks by curator Glenn Ruga, Arts & Environment Director Madeline Miller, participating photographer Lauren Owens Lambert, and Michael Frederick, executive director of the Thoreau Society

Concert with Jesse Paris Smith and Alana Amram

Friday, July 8, 8:00-9:00 pm ET
Jesse Paris Smith presents an evening of music, stories, and readings connected with Thoreau and Concord. She will be joined by musician and song writer, Alana Amram. Concert presented by the Thoreau SocietyClick Here for tickets.

Virtual Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 pm ET
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to register for discussion with Giacomo d’Orlando, Sarah Fretwell, and Kiliii Yuyan

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Featured Artists:

  • Giacomo d’Orlando: Nemo’s Garden
  • Sarah Fretwell: Permagarden Refugees
  • Carolyn Monastra: Witness Tree: Climate Solutions from Around the World
  • Roberto Nistri: Burkina Faso: The Power of Resilience
  • Lauren Owens Lambert: Saving the Stranded
  • Mark Phillips: Unbroken: Repair is Essential
  • Chris Trinh: Black Snake Killers
  • Kiliii Yuyan: Indigenous Fire

To learn more about these artists and their work, click here.

Curated by: Glenn Ruga

Presented by: Social Documentary Network and The Umbrella Arts Center

SponsorsThe Foundation for Systemic ChangeDigital Silver ImagingHahnemühle

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July 5, 2022
July 31, 2022
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The Umbrella Arts Center
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Stewart Ikeda
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The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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