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Through photographic projects such as Workers and Migrations, Salgado has exposed working and living conditions among the world's poor. For the past eight years, he has focused on the threat climate change poses for Earth's remaining pristine areas. Photo historians and curators David Levi Strauss, Fred Ritchin, and Brian Wallis place Salgado’s work in the context of ICP's mission of concerned photography.

Writer and critic David Levi Strauss is the author of Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Present and Future of Photography (2014) and Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics (2003). He received the ICP Infinity Award for Writing in 2007 and is the chair of the Art Criticism and Writing program at New York University. Fred Ritchin is the author of Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (2013), After Photography (2008), and In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (2010). He is the director of PixelPress, creating websites, books, and exhibitions investigating new documentary and promoting human rights. He is also the former picture editor of Horizon and The New York Times Magazine, and former executive editor of Camera Arts magazine. ICP Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator Brian Wallis has organized numerous exhibitions, including JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander's View of History (2013), Weegee: Murder Is My Business (2012), and Inconvenient Evidence: Iraqi Prison Photographs from Abu Ghraib (2004), He is the author of, most recently, Weegee: Murder Is My Business (2013), and editor of the seminal anthology Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1992). He was formerly a senior editor at Art in America.

This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a complete listing of series events, click here.

ICP gratefully acknowledges our partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University | Earth Institute, The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, and The Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn, in developing and presenting public programs to accompany the exhibition Sebastião Salgado: Genesis.

TOP IMAGE: Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel. At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean's constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula, 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.