ChinaFile Presents: Climate Change at High Altitudes


United Nations General Assembly at Asia Society

While the United Nations General Assembly discusses climate change, Ian Teh and David Breashears will present their photography from the frontiers of this global environmental crisis, in an evening discussion with Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Discussion highlights

Ian Teh, one of ChinaFile's two inaugural Abigail Cohen Fellows, has worked extensively in China where his photography has focused on environmental, social and political issues. In 2013 the Open Society Foundations selected him to exhibit his work on China's Yellow River at its Moving Walls exhibit and in 2011 he won an Emergency Fund grant from the Magnum Foundation.

David Breashears is a mountaineer, photographer, and filmmaker. He co-directed and produced the first IMAX film shot on Mount Everest, and reached the summit of Everest for the fifth time in 2004 when shooting his film Storm Over Everest. Breashears is Executive Director of GlacierWorks. He has been using photography to document the effects of climate change on the glaciers of the Himalaya.

Both Teh and Breashears' photography featured in COAL+ICE, the multimedia photography exhibition produced by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations.

This event will be the premiere of Teh's newest body of work, Traces: Navigating The Frontlines of Climate Change, which will be on exhibit at Photoville on Brooklyn's waterfront from September 18 through 28.


Watch the complete program.

United Nations General Assembly 2014 at Asia Society

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Event Details

Tue 16 Sep 2014
6:30 - 8 p.m.
725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY
This event is FREE, but please RSVP.
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