COAL + ICE
COAL + ICE is a documentary photography exhibition that brings together the work of over 40 photographers and video artists from around the world to visualize the climate crisis – its causes and consequences – as a large-scale immersive experience. COAL + ICE is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and led by Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. First developed as an exhibition for Three Shadows Photography Art Center in Beijing in 2011, it has since been shown across China, in Paris during COP21, and most recently in 2018 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco.
Asia Society was honored to collaborate with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art to bring COAL + ICE to Washington, D.C. for its East Coast premiere. Programmed as a part of the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary season, the free exhibition and program series at the Kennedy Center’s REACH campus ran March 15–April 23, 2022.
Click here to learn more about COAL + ICE, and see photos, videos and more. Reporting on climate change and the environment from ChinaFile can be found here; for more information on Asia Society's other work on climate change and the environment, click here.
Image credit: Jimmy Chin, Central Rongbuk Glacier Mt. Everest, 2002