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University hosts Hard Rain exhibition

Bus driving across flooded plateau, High Andes, Bolivia

Bus driving across flooded plateau, High Andes, Bolivia M Rogers/UNEP/Still Pictures

Logging road, Amazon, Brazil

Logging road, Amazon, Brazil M Rogers/UNEP/Still Pictures

17 April 2009

As part of its 100-day energy campaign, Sustainability (the University’s Energy and Environmental Management Unit) is hosting a photography exhibition that highlights the defining issues of the 21st century: climate change, poverty, habitat loss and human rights.

The Hard Rain exhibition is the brainchild of photographer Mark Edwards. It was inspired by an incident in 1969 when he was rescued by a Tuareg nomad after becoming stranded in the Sahara desert. Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ was playing on a cassette player in the Tuareg settlement, and since then Edwards has travelled the world taking photographs that illustrate Dylan’s song and demonstrate humans’ ‘headlong collision with nature’. The exhibition provides a thought-provoking insight into why the appropriate management of resources, including energy, is so important.

The photographs will be on display in Royal Fort Gardens from Monday 20 April to Friday 1 May. The exhibition is free and is open to the public.

Sustainability launched it energy campaign by taking part in the global ‘ Earth Hour’ on 28 March. For more information on the campaign, please see the Sustainability website.

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