EXPOSED: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard Opens April 12

Climate Change Photo by Paul Harris

EXPOSED: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard opens in London at Hoopers Gallery from April 12 to May 17, 2007. The photo exhibit is a collection of ninety full color images that show how climate change is affecting the United Kingdom.

The exhibit features the works of top UK photographers commissioned by the National Trust to document in their own special way the impacts of climate change on daily life in Britain.

Famous photographers like Joe Cornish, Paul Wakefield, David Nixon, Stephen Robson, Andrew Butler, Paul Harris and David Noton capture images of climate change across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Magnum photographers Ian Berry, Stuart Franklin, Mark Power and Chris Steele-Perkins used Magnum’s distinctive reportage style to reflect the delicate relationship that British homes, countryside, gardens and coast have with climate change.

Featured among the images are the devastating effects pests are having on treasured collections at Standen in West Sussex, drought conditions being felt in gardens like Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire, spectacular storms crashing over Cornwall, snow retreating on Snowdonia and wildlife under threat from rising sea levels at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

EXPOSED: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard is organized by the National Trust in partnership with Magnum Photos and sponsorship from DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund and Sky Arts TV.

Photo: Paul Harris

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.