#reframeclimate: Sparking Dialogue on Climate Change in the Bay Area

Images by Zied Ben Romdhane and Arko Datto pasted at Equinom Gallery in San Francisco

Images by Zied Ben Romdhane and Arko Datto pasted at Equinom Gallery in San Francisco

Magnum Foundation and #Dysturb’s #reframeclimate project comes to the Bay Area, amidst the Global Climate Action Summit, the U.S. premiere of COAL + ICE, and the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march!

Expanding upon the initial launch of #reframeclimate in Paris for the COP21 Climate Summit, Magnum Foundation and #Dysturb have teamed up to spark dialogue through art and innovation. Together, we curated over 35 images by both emerging and seasoned photographers who are documenting the impact of climate change on varying communities around the globe. Collectively, these images look at a range of issues that arise from the reality of climate change, from rising sea levels and extreme weather to the diminished capacity for hunting in the Arctic.

Each image also contains a prompt for people to engage further with the image. By sending a text message, the viewer will receive a phone call with the voice of the photographer describing the story behind their image.

We partnered with a number of organizations and schools to engage students and local organizations in the discussion and pasting process. With Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, we held a panel discussion exploring the role of artistic intervention within cultural and political organizing. With students of St. Ignatius School, Palo Alto High School, California College of the Arts, and youth plaintiffs from Our Children’s Trust, we discussed visual representations of climate change and justice, and the use of public space–both physical and digital–for changemaking.

COAL + ICE is on view at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture from September 4–23. Co-curated by Magnum Foundation president Susan Meiselas and exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, the show features the work of over 40 photographers.


Georgina Goodwin

1000 Market Street, San Francisco


Kadir Van Lohuizen

Palo Alto High School


Ed Ou

499 Ellis Street, San Francisco


Thomas Munita

482 Main Street, San Francisco


Nicole Sobecki + Matt Black

Fort Mason Festival Pavillion


Participating photographers and pasting sites

Arko Datto, Ciril Jazbec, Ed Kashi, Erika Larsen, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Felipe Jacome, George Steinmetz, Georgina Goodwin, Gideon Mendel, Guillaume Collanges, Ian Teh, Jonas Bendiksen, Kadir Van Lohuizen, Matt Black, Nichole Sobecki, Noah Berger, Paolo Pellegrin, Philip Montgomery, Probal Rashid, Ruben Salgado Escudero, Siam Diab, Stanley Greene, Tomas Munita, Travis Marshall, Yuyang Liu and Zied Ben Romdhane, Adrienne Surprenant, Arati Kumar-Rao, Ed Ou, James Whitley Delano, Jorge Panchoaga, Katharina Hesse, Katie Orlinsky, Mauricio Susin, Michael Christopher Brown, Nick Moir and Thomas Lekfeldt.

Simone Salvo