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In Conversation: COAL + ICE

Inspiring Climate Action

A melting ice cap floats in the ocean against a bright red sunrise.

About the Event

Fotografiska New York is proud to be a COAL + ICE Climate Action Partner! In celebration of our new plant-forward exhibition, Human / Nature, we're honored to welcome two experts to the Fotografiska stage for a conversation that aims to inspire deeper engagement and meaningful dialogue on how the climate crisis affects our global and local communities.

Join us for a discussion on leveraging art to inspire hope in response to the climate crisis, featuring Susan Meiselas, President of the Magnum Foundation, and Yasufumi Nakamori, Director of Asia Society Museum.

With opening remarks by Xiye Bastida, Climate Justice Activist and author of – In Harmony With Mother Earth, a personal essay presented in the Fotografiska exhibition Human / Nature on now in the museum

COAL + ICE is an immersive photography and video exhibition and series of related events that visualizes the causes and consequences of the climate crisis and proposes creative solutions. From February 13 through August 11, 2024, climate change takes center stage at Asia Society New York through a series of speaker events, performances, films, and more.

Learn more about COAL + ICE here.

About the Speakers

Susan Meiselas is an American documentary photographer. She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and been a full member since 1980. Currently she is the President of the Magnum Foundation. She is best known for her 1970s photographs of war-torn Nicaragua and American carnival strippers.

Yasufumi Nakamori joined Asia Society in August 2023 as Director of the Museum and Vice President of Arts and Culture. An experienced museum leader, curator, and noted scholar, he is responsible for overseeing the museum’s exhibition program and collection, as well as arts and culture programming across the organization.

Nakamori came to Asia Society from Tate, where he served as the Senior Curator, International Art (Photography). Nakamori led the development of Tate’s collection of photography as well as the strategy for representing photography in the program at Tate Modern.

© Camille Seaman, Antarctica, 2016. Featured in the COAL + ICE exhibition at the Asia Society Museum. Courtesy of the artist