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Photo by Sebastian Copeland 

As we go about our day-to-day lives, it’s easy to feel detached from the effects of climate change. So, as photography has the power to transmit a visual message unlike any other medium, The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand collaborated with The Lucie Foundation and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre to address the causes and effects of climate change through a heart-wrenching photography exhibition that you’ll have to see to believe.

Titled, "Beyond The Air We Breathe", the exhibition compiles iconic images of the effects of climate change from more than one hundred  influential photographers worldwide. Curated by Hossein Farmani and Susan Baraz for the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris, there will be a special spotlight on works from the masters Steve McCurry, James Nachtwey, Sebastian Copeland and Tom Jacobi. While these works have been viewed internationally, this will be the first viewing in Thailand.

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Photo by Sebastian Copeland

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Photo by Sebastian Copeland

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Photo by Sebastian Copeland

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Photo by Steve McCurry

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Photo by Steve McCurry

Incorporated into the exhibition as well is the documentary film Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul, written and directed by Sebastian Copeland, which follows Copeland and PolarExplorers guide Keith Heger’s 2009 journey to the North Pole in commemoration the centennial of the 1909 expedition. The film communicates a strong message that there will be no bicentennial expedition to the North Pole due to the rapidly vanishing polar ice cap. If the photo exhibition doesn’t change your perception of climate change, this film is sure to emphasise the severity of the global issue.

"Beyond The Air We Breathe" will be on display at the BACC from June 28 to September 2, with Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul screening on  July 10 at 7pm in the 5th floor auditorium. Also, don’t miss out on the opening ceremony and book signing by Sebastian Copeland on June 28 at 7:30pm in the 9th floor gallery.

For more information, visit rpst.or.th and luciefoundation.org.

Tags: Environment, Steve McCurry, Climate Change, The Royal Photographic Society Of Thailand, Global Warming, Polar Ice Caps, The Lucie Foundation, Tom Jacobi, James Nachtwey, Sebastian Copeland, Bangkok Arts And Culture Centre, COP21, Bacc