Picture This: A DC Climate Photo Exhibit

The Exhibit’s Opening Reception was held on October 5th at the ArtSpace Gallery at THEARC. Forty residents, photographers, and staff joined Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May in congratulating our four winners. The exhibit will travel around the District to help residents viusalize and discuss climate change in the District of Columbia:

  • October 5, 2015 – October 29, 2015: THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus), 1901 Mississippi Ave SE
  • March 23, 2016 – April 29, 2016: The NoMa BID Lobby Project, 1200 First St NE
  • May 25, 2016 – June 8, 2016: Earth Conservation Corps: 1520 First St SE
  • TBD: RISE Demonstration Center, St. Elizabeths Campus

View the full photography exhibit HERE.

Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize- Kevin Wolf: Global climate change is resulting in more extreme rain events, which causes more nuisance flooding of the Tidal Basin. Photo is from June 28, 2015 sunrise over a flooded Tidal Basin

Grand Prize- Kevin Wolf: Global climate change is resulting in more extreme rain events, which causes more nuisance flooding of the Tidal Basin. Photo is from June 28, 2015 sunrise over a flooded Tidal Basin

Best Youth Award

Youth Award- Amari Walton: A greenhouse collecting heat from the sun that goes to the plants acts similar to the way in which the CO2 gas blocks heat from escaping the earth's surface and contributes to global warming.

Youth Award- Amari Walton: A greenhouse collecting heat from the sun that goes to the plants acts similar to the way in which the CO2 gas blocks heat from escaping the earth’s surface and contributes to global warming.

Best Camera Phone Award

Camera Phone Award- Patrick Benko: The first thing to go will be your looks. Many of the places and scenes we love will disappear as sea levels rise and storms become more damaging. Tidal and coastal flooding is just a preview of the changes to come. In the case of the Cherry Blossoms, it wouldn't just be a shoreline but also millions of dollars in tourism revenue and the loss of a significant part of DC's culture.

Camera Phone Award- Patrick Benko: The first thing to go will be your looks. Many of the places and scenes we love will disappear as sea levels rise and storms become more damaging. Tidal and coastal flooding is just a preview of the changes to come. In the case of the Cherry Blossoms, it wouldn’t just be a shoreline but also millions of dollars in tourism revenue and the loss of a significant part of DC’s culture.

People’s Choice

Suzanne Wells: Bicycling is part of the solution to addressing climate change because bikes don't emit CO2. As an added benefit, biking is a healthy, convenient and enjoyable way to get around!

People’s Choice- Suzanne Wells: Bicycling is part of the solution to addressing climate change because bikes don’t emit CO2. As an added benefit, biking is a healthy, convenient and enjoyable way to get around!

View the full photography exhibit HERE.

More about the Contest

The goal of the contest was to strengthen the connection between climate change and daily life in the District. We know climate change is affecting residents already (e.g., flooding, hotter temperatures, more severe storms) and that people across the city are taking smart action to be prepared and reduce their carbon footprint (e.g., installing rain barrels or rain gardens to reduce flooding, planting trees to cool the city, biking or walking to reduce carbon emissions). The contest kicked off with a photography workshop at THEARC in May 2015. Participants learned what makes a great and memorable photo, as well as how climate change will affect the District. Thirty-one photographs were submitted with some very impressive results.

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