The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites you to a lecture and slide presentation by SUBHANKAR BANERJEE “Alaska: Barren Wasteland or Safe Haven of Biodiversity?”
Introduced by Professor Don Melnick, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Rotunda of Low Library
Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway
The event is free of charge and open to the public. There will be a reception in the Faculty Room of Low Library from 6:00-7:00 pm, with Subhankar Banerjee, where his book will be available from the Columbia University Bookstore. On October 6, photographer and
conservationist Subhankar Banerjee will present findings and photographs from his two year, 4,000 mile journey through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska.
Banerjee’s research resulted in a collaborative book of his photographs and essays by some of the world’s leading conservationists and environmental thinkers, including Peter Matthiessen, Fran Mauer, William H. Meadows, George B. Schaller, David Allen Sibley, and Terry Tempest Williams.
Published in 2003 by Mountaineers Books, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: SEASONS OF LIFE AND LAND became influential in the national debate over energy resources and proposals to drill for oil within the refuge–at one point flourished on the floor of the US Congress by Senator Barbara Boxer.
Solo exhibits of Banerjee’s photographs have been on display at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, American Museum of Natural History in New York, and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. In New York, Banerjee’s photographs are now at the Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78th Street, through October 15, 2004. Banerjee is the first recipient of the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Fellowship, as well as a recipient of the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, a Special Achievement Award from the Sierra Club, and the Daniel Housberg Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. For more information on Subhankar Banerjee, ANWR, and related artistic and conservation projects, please visit the WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS website
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For more information on the event, please call 212-854-3142.