March 14 - October 3, 2015
A photo exhibit by Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life®
opens at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Gallery opening reception on March 14 from 5-7 pm
On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. “Following Rivers,” a new exhibit by conservation photographer and No Water No Life Founding Director Alison M. Jones, tells a visual story of people and the critical water issues they face.
Combining the power of photography and science, NWNL has spent 8 years documenting river basins in North America and Africa. NWNL encourages exhibit viewers to translate its images into questions: What are the impacts of our daily actions? How can we best protect our life-giving rivers and estuaries? Should we require stronger pollution controls, minimize resource extraction, or reduce consumption of fossil fuels and material luxuries? How can we approach water as an opportunity for unity and cooperation, rather than a source of conflict?
NWNL believes the nexus of science and art, intellectual and physical resources, and local knowledge can effectively spread awareness of the value of our unique ecosystems. Thus NWNL addresses the interdependence and vulnerability of our watersheds’ glaciers, forests, wetlands, plains, estuaries, and tributaries. Without that awareness, there will be no action.
Exhibit Reception: Saturday Mar. 14, 5-7 pm
Artist Talks by Alison M. Jones: April 11 & July 11, 5 pm
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University
199 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. (845) 838-1600 www.bire.org
Gallery Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, Fri 9-1 Sat 12-6 (second Sat until 8) Sun/Mon-Closed.
Learn More about No Water No Life: www.nowater-nolife.org
This event is part of the global International Day of Action for the Rivers.