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About the Event
photo+sphere is an innovative art/science event exploring how we see the environment and our role in determining the future. November 7–11, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, photo+sphere will offer an extraordinary opportunity for artists and scientists to work together creatively on one of the world’s most important topics.
Since its origins, photography has supported and enhanced careful observation of the environment and helped shape our understanding of scientific research. At this critical juncture in earth’s history, photo+sphere will present nationally known speakers and panelists, dynamic art exhibitions, presentations, a film series, workshop and performance investigating the environment and the impact of human activity, both positive and negative, in the biosphere.
Widely recognized as an arts destination, Asheville is also home to one of the world’s largest archives of climate data—the National Centers for Environmental Information–Asheville. Western North Carolina is a hub for climate research, science-based forest management, conservation, and a quality of life that reflects these efforts.
photo+sphere is the second in a series of events exploring the relationship of photography and photo-based media to issues of contemporary concern.