Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change
Come marvel at California’s spectacularly colorful but vanishing wildflowers, as you gain awareness of the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change.
Take a walk through the wildflowers in a whole new wayat this breathtaking photography exhibition. Each stunning photograph casts a light on climate change and its effect on a universal symbol of beauty: the wildflower. For over 20 years, international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have captured California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to the beauty of the Golden State, as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. All geographic regions of California are highlighted in the show, from the high alpine “rock gardens” above 11,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to Death Valley National Park’s below–sea–level environment.
Beauty and the Beast coaxes you to contemplate the power of fire and renewal and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these photographs were captured. Additionally, you’ll get an overview of California’s geographicregions — diverse and delicately balanced ecosystems that supportspectacular explosions of nature’s color.
JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery on the 2nd Floor
3200 California Street, San Francisco
Photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter are based in the Bay Area and have been capturing powerful images for over three decades. Their work has been seen in galleries throughout California including the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA, and featured in publications such as American Photo, Los Angeles Times, Natural Home, New York Times, OMNI, Sunset, Sierra Wilderness Society, Time and the Washington Post. Their new book, which accompanies this exhibit, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change, has won multiple awards since its recent publication, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.
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