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The Human Element

Friday, March 8, 2019  

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
Tickets: $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)*

 
Renowned photographer James Balog (“Chasing Ice”) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements — air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, “The Human Element” tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.
 
A representative from The Earth Vision Institute will introduce the film and lead a Q & A.
 
About the Director:
 
For nearly 40 years, photographer James Balog (“BAY-log”) has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of nature. An avid mountaineer with a graduate degree in geography and geomorphology, James is equally at home on a Himalayan peak or a whitewater river, the African savannah or polar icecaps.
 
His new film, “The Human Element,” is an innovative and visually stunning look at how humanity interacts with earth, air, fire and water. Its world premiere was at the San Francisco Film Festival in April. 

James is the author of eight books. His images have been collected in dozens of public and private art collections—and extensively published in the world’s magazines, particularly National Geographic.
 
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