Opening Reception: Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis

The Umbrella Arts Center

Jul. 8, 2022, 06:00 pm

40 Stow Street

The Umbrella Arts & Environment and The Umbrella Visual Arts programs, in partnership with the Concord, MA-based Social Documentary Network/ZEKE Magazine, present an exciting new exhibition (July 5 – through July 31) of world-class documentary photography emphasizing long-term sustainable solutions to the climate crisis including the Indigenous People’s Burn Network in the western United States; Nemo’s Garden in Italy — the world’s first underwater greenhouse; the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda, and others. The exhibition is inspired by the Spring 2022 issue featuring projects by Kiliii Yuyan, Giacomo d’Orlando, Sarah Fretwell, and veteran climate journalist Antonia Juhasz.
Opening reception Friday, July 8, 6:00–7:30PM
Friday July 8, the public is invited to a free reception with remarks by curator Glenn Ruga, Arts & Environment Director Madeline Miller, participating photographer Lauren Owens Lambert, and Michael Frederick, executive director of the Thoreau Society.
Friday, July 8, 8:00–9:00PM: Concert with Jesse Paris Smith and Alana Amram
Immediately following the reception, Jesse Paris Smith presents an evening of music, stories, and readings connected with Thoreau and Concord, presented by the Thoreau Society. She will be joined by musician and songwriter, Alana Amram. Concert presented by the Thoreau Society. Tix for concert portion are available at
Featured Artists:
Giacomo d’Orlando
Kiliii Yuyan
Sarah Fretwell
Carolyn Monastra
Roberto Nistri
Lauren Owens Lambert
Mark Phillips
Chris Trinh
Curated by: Glenn Ruga
Presented by: Social Documentary Network and The Umbrella Arts Center
Sponsors: The Foundation for Systemic Change, Digital Silver Imaging, Hahnemühle

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