This exhibition brings to the forefront the growing trend of environmental disasters that are affecting communities. In 2009, 19.2 million people were recognized as displaced by environmental disasters worldwide and that number is projected to increase at an alarming rate, primarily due to the pressures of climate change.
"Unintended Journeys" provides intimate access into the lives of humans displaced by global climate change and some of the most devastating natural disasters in the past decade. The exhibition's images highlight the different challenges faced by individuals impacted by these tragedies. The migrations caused by these cataclysmic events are large scale, and the resulting displacements remain long after the media attention and international support has faded.
"It is our hope that this show and accompanying public programming will spark conversations about the lasting impacts of disasters and about our relationship to, and impact on, our environment," said
This exhibition is made possible by the Windland Smith Rice Nature's Best Photography Fund, in collaboration with Magnum Photos agency. Magnum Photos is a photographic cooperative founded in 1947 by a group of pioneering photographers who had recorded and survived the atrocities of
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