Sustainable Solutions

Exhibition Sign from the Sustainable Solutions exhibition

Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis

Extended through August 15

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 Yuyan, Giacomo d'Orlando, Sarah Fretwell, and veteran climate journalist Antonia Juhasz.

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 ZEKE Magazine

Produced by The Umbrella Arts Center: Madeline Miller, Director of Arts & Environment, Kyle Clifford, Arts & Environment Program Coordinator; Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Visual Arts Manager

Sponsors: The Foundation for Systemic Change, Digital Silver Imaging, Hahnemühle


August 11 Closing Reception

Thursday, August 11, 6:30-8:30 pm ET Join the organizers at the conclusion of the exciting gallery exhibition, "Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis", a collaboration of The Umbrella Arts & Environment, The Umbrella Visual Arts, Zeke Magazine, and Social Documentary Network. Free and open to the public.


Previous Events

July 8 Opening Reception

Friday, July 8, 6-7:30 pm ET Join us for a free public reception for our new gallery exhibition "Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis," in partnership with ZEKE Magazine. Then, you're welcomed to stay afterward an enjoy a special ticket offer on a concert by musician and climate activist Jesse Paris Smith with Alana Amram, presented by The Thoreau Society! *(Masks required while in theater.)

July 12 Virtual Panel

Tuesday, July 12, 2 pm ET Join us for the "Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis" virtual panel: Three world-class documentary photographers will discuss image making and long-term sustainable solutions to the #climatecrisis. Their projects include the Indigenous Peoples' Burn Network in the western United States with photos by Kiliii Yuyan; Nemo’s Garden—the world’s first underwater greenhouse—in Italy with photos by Giacomo d'Orlando; and the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda with photos by Sarah Fretwell. Antonia Juhasz, a renowned climate and environmental journalist, will moderate the discussion. Register for the free discussion link.

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