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Jan. 23, 2020: Photographer’s Talk with Robin Rowland

Photographers Talk

by Robin Rowland speaks about his eight-year project,  “The Scream of the Forest – a Symbol of Environmental Catastrophe”.

When: January 23, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum.

Join Robin Rowland, author, photographer and writer, at the Kitimat Museum & Archives in the Upstairs Gallery for a Photographer’s Talk.  Robin will be speaking about his documented eight-year photography project, “The Scream of the Forest – a Symbol of Environmental Catastrophe”.  Light refreshments will be served.

Image of tree stump in a forest

“The Scream of the Forest – a Symbol of Environmental Catastrophe’, Robin Rowland Photography

“In the spring of 2011, I noticed a knot on an old stump that bore a remarkable resemblance to Edvard Munch’s famous painting collectively known as ‘The Scream.”

For the past eight years, I photographed the old knot in all four seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall and in all weather conditions, rain, snow, mist, and summer sun until it was destroyed in the spring of 2019. As the world hurtles toward climate catastrophe, species extinction and destruction of biodiversity, the trees and plants have no voice in the polarized political debates—but make no mistake the forest IS screaming.”

Robin Rowland is an author, writer and photographer, based in his hometown of Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. He has worked as a writer, reporter, producer and photojournalist for Canadian and international news organizations. He is the author of five previous books and a number of short stories.

Visit his website at robinrowland.com

Scream of the Forest, by Robin Rowland Photography

The Scream of the Forest, by Robin Rowland Photography, showing in the Upstairs Gallery at the Kitimat Museum & Archives from January 10 to February 29, 2020.

The forest is screaming, a symbol of environmental catastrophe.

A few years ago, Robin Rowland noticed a knot on an old stump that bore a remarkable resemblance to Edward Munch’s famous paintings collectively known as “The Scream.”

Since then he has been photographing the old knot in all four seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall and in all weather conditions, rain, snow, mist, and summer sun.

Rowland states, “As the world hurtles toward climate catastrophe, species extinction and destruction of biodiversity, the trees and plants have no voice in the polarized political debates—but make no mistake the forest IS screaming.”

This exhibition will continue until February 29th, 2020
For more information, visit www.kitimatmuseum.ca

Local Lens, an Exhibition of Northwest Photographers

‘Local Lens, an exhibition of Northwest Photographers’ will show in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum from August 9th to September 21st, 2019.

‘Local Lens’ invites the public to explore local photography by northern photographers.  With no theme, Photographers were encouraged to share through their local lenses what they see in their local lives.  Home, town activities and street views, family, friends, wildlife, and the outdoors are only a few examples. This exhibition encompasses works that range in skill levels – from amateur to professional – and techniques that emphasize the individuality of what “local” means to each photographer.

The opening reception will be happening Friday, August 9, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum & Archives. Refreshments will be served.

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