"Vanke Center Xuhui, No. 55 Dingan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China (November 10, 2015 – March 1, 2016); Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, No. 155A Caochangdi, Beijing, China (September 24 – December 28, 2011)"

Documentation, Exhibitions/Audio-visual installations
Cinematography / Camera Work, Photo Documentation, Technical compilation, Technical Production

COAL+ICE is a documentary photography exhibition featuring the work of 32 artists from China, the United States, Malaysia, Canada, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, whose work, brought together here, visually narrates the complex consequences of climate change that are triggered by mankind’s use of fossil fuels.

This photographic arc moves from coal mines deep within the earth to the glaciers of the Greater Himalaya where greenhouse gasses are precipitously warming the high altitude climate. Across the globe, once mighty glaciers are melting at an accelerated pace, sea levels are rising, and the great rivers of Asia that flow from the Tibetan Plateau into the oceans are disturbed. Billions of lives downstream are disrupted.


COAL+ICE is a project of the Asia Society Center on US-China Relations. This exhibition is produced in partnership with Vanke Shanghai and WAV. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations Susan Meiselas and Jeroen de Vries, Co-Curators Jeroen de Vries, Exhibition Designer Leah Thompson, Producer Frank Ortmanns, Technical Producer Jillian Schultz, Production Consultant Yu’ai Zeng, Production Associate and Volunteer Coordinator Yan Cong, Production Assistant Thanks to participating organizations: GlacierWorks, Magnum Photos, China Features / China Photo Archive, m97 Gallery, Panos Pictures, NOOR, Visu Artists, Fondazione Sella O.n.l.u.s., the Royal Geographical Society, and the National Archives. COAL+ICE was originally produced with Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing.