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Asia Society Presents Photography Exhibition
Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya
July 13 through August 15, 2010
Asia Society showcases the work of photographer and mountaineer David Breashears who, with Glacier Research Imaging Project (GRIP), has retraced the steps of renowned mountain photographers of the past century to recapture images of the Himalayan mountains and glaciers from exactly the same vantage points. Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya comprises recent photographs by Breashears, shown alongside corresponding historic images, revealing the alarming loss in ice mass over the intervening years due to climate change.
The full press release is attached below.
Image: Main Rongbuk Glacier, Mount Everest, 2007. (David Breashears, courtesy of GlacierWorks)