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Photographic exhibition focuses on energy
A major exhibition is being produced that has photographers zooming in on energy with a focus on renewables. The show is being produced by Photosensitive in partnership with OSEA. Photosensitive is a not-for-profit collective of professional photographers, which has been using the power of the picture to bring about social change for over 20 years. Issues covered in previous exhibitions include homelessness, AIDS, child poverty and water.
The choice of energy as the theme of the upcoming show could not be timelier, especially in Ontario, where a green energy revolution is underway. And with climate change, the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and oil spills in the headlines, never has the issue of energy been more top of mind with the public.
The exhibition will include black and white photos taken by 100 of Canada's best photographers. The aim is to raise awareness of renewable energy initiatives such as those being developed by OSEA members, as well as highlighting other related issues such as energy consumption and conservation. Initiatives in wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biofuels and hydro power have all been captured by PhotoSensitive photographers. A sneak peak of a sample of the exhibition photos can be seen at www.photosensitive.com/energy.
The show is scheduled to open November 14, 2011 at OSEA's Community Power conference, followed by two weeks at Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place), opening November 29, after which it will tour the province. As well as the still photos, up to a dozen short films covering different aspects of energy will be part of the interactive exhibition. A book and DVD will also be produced to coincide with the exhibition opening.
In order to ensure that every essential aspect of energy is covered, an advisory committee has been formed, made up of photographers and energy experts, including OSEA staff and members.
Some OSEA members have been ased to participate and have helped with ideas and access for photos and videos. Photosensitive has been speaking to power generators from across the province about their projects so that informative captions can be included with the photographs.
Funding for the exhibition has been awarded, in part, by the Trillium Foundation, with sponsorship from Enbridge and Epson. Further sponsorship is still being sought.
The exhibition will be free to all Community Power conference attendees November 14 - 15 and free to the public at Brookfield Place between November 29 and December 11.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 4:32:37 PM
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