Subhankar Banerjee coming to Fairbanks Tuesday, September 11!
Join us for an evening with world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee as he shares his latest book: “Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.”
Kick off our Autumn 2012 Northern Voices Speaker Series
Tuesday, September 11
Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium
Join us for an evening with world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee as he shares his latest book: “Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.” The book brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research.
"The Arctic is the barometer of the health of the planet and if the Arctic is poisoned, so are we all,” writes Sheila Watt-Cloutier, former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council.
Banarjee’s Arctic Voices seeks to give voice to North Slope residents who must live with consequences of the carbon economy.
Book sale and signing to follow.
Sponsored by Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Gulliver’s Books, and FNSB Public Library.
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About the author:
Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian born American photographer, writer, educator and activist. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development and climate change. In 2003 Subhankar published Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, a photo book of his fourteen-month long journey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Through a Lannan Foundation grant, 10,000 copies of the book were donated to libraries and policy makers across the country. The accompanying exhibition at the Smithsonian was censored during the Bush administration. In 2010 Subhankar foundedwww.climatestorytellers.org and in 2011 he was appointed Director's Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.