The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation - Oakland

A slideshow and talk about Alberta Tar Sands mining by Garth Lenz
Internationally renowned environmental photo-journalist


Co-hosted by 350 Bay Area, Rainforest Action Network, and The Sierra Club

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From 12th St BART Station, take AC #1 to Telegraph and 27th.


Garth Lenz Biography:
Garth Lenz has made many international presentations on environmental and indigenous rights issues. He has addressed the European Parliament, Canadian Senate, major corporations, and business leaders, and given public slideshow tours throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Garth is one of only 60 Fellows of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He was recently awarded second and third prize in the photojournalism /environment category of the Pris de la Photographie Paris PX3 competition. At the International Photography Awards, Garth was recently awarded first prize in the  Nature/Trees category, as well as third prize in the Nature/Landscape category.
His work on the Alberta Tar Sands and boreal region of Canada was awarded first place in Social Documentary Net's competition, "Ten Years After Nine-Eleven: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape." A selection of this work is currently shown at the PowerHouse Arena in New York and will soon appear in Aperture Foundation's, "Searching For A New Front Page," also in New York. Garth's large solo touring exhibition of this material was premiered at the G2 Gallery in Los Angeles in February and March of 2011.

Garth’s photography of environmental issues, threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in many of the world’s leading publications. These include Time, The Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian Sunday edition and Guardian Weekly, the New York Times Sunday Edition, International Wildlife, B.B.C Wildlife Magazine, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, The Tokyo Times, Sierra Magazine, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, and many others.

See Garth Lenz's TEDx talk, which is an abridged version of the presentation he will give.
January 20, 2013 at 1pm - 2:30pm
Humanist Hall
360 27th St
Oakland, CA 94610
United States
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Josie Burton Eric Stewart Barbara Postel Robert Silvey Rand Wrobel Brooke Sommerfeldt Suong Ives Caitlin Chew Margaret Rossoff

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