“Canada’s Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example
of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we
must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth.” —Garth
The province of Alberta, Canada has the largest and most intact forest
ecosystem but also the largest and most ecologically devastating
industrial project the world has ever known – the Alberta Tar Sands.
Internationally acclaimed photojournalist Garth Lenz has captured the
detailed reality of what happens when a pristine landscape is
confronted by an industrial project. His work as a photojournalist has
won him top awards at Pris de la Photographie Paris and the
International Photography Awards. He is a fellow of the International
League of Conservation Photographers, and his solo exhibition
featuring the Alberta Tar Sands, “The True Cost of Oil,” premiered in
Lenz has given talks to The New York Times, the GEO Foundation, the
Canadian Senate and the European Parliament. His work has appeared in
major publications, including Time, GEO, The Christian Science
Monitor, The New York Times, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, The
Guardian, BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Society and
Lenz will present “The True Cost of Oil” on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at
7 p.m. in the Goethe Room of St John’s Lutheran Church, on L St near
17th. There is a suggested donation of $10; no one will be turned away
for lack of funds. The event is sponsored by 350 Sacramento, the
Lutheran Office of Public Policy and the Sierra Club. Free parking is
available behind the church on K Street.
You can see Lenz’s work at http://www.garthlenz.com.
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