photography1

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video

The Edge of the Earth JPG.jpg
The Edge of the Earth JPG.jpg

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video

29.95

25 × 28 cm | 11 × 10 in
165 ills | 192 pages
Hardback

Contributors: TJ Demos, Bénédicte Ramade, Paul Roth

Quantity:
Add To Cart

Increasingly and forebodingly, contemporary artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways. The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video explores recent and historic work in the context of present-day environmental concerns, considering the future consequences of the age of the anthropocene, and humanity's harsh imprint on our planet.

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video accompanies a major exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) in Toronto. The book includes works by pioneering and renowned artists such as Edward Burtynsky, Naoya Hatakeyama, Richard Misrach and Robert Rauschenberg; critical propositions on present situations by Chris Jordan, Gideon Mendel and Brandi Merolla; and visionary works by Jean-Pierre Aubé, Adrien Missika, Evariste Richer and Andreas Rutkauskas. Photojournalism from the RIC's Black Star Collection is also included, contextualising artistic reflections within half a century of historical reportage on the environment.

Produced as a large-format book with high-quality reproductions throughout, The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video includes critical texts by Bénédicte Ramade and TJ Demos, as well as an introduction by Paul Roth. This critical overview offers the insight of artists into the present climate crisis, with the motive of prompting reconsideration of our increasingly perilous relationship to our planet.