WASTE LAND: In Conversation with J Henry Fair

J Henry Fair
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19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
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Lectures and seminars
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Join us for a talk by American photographer and climate activist J Henry Fair and celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition Waste Land.

Waste Land is an upcoming exhibition at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Showcasing the aerial photography of J Henry Fair, Waste Land exposes the realities of some of the world's largest industries and the waste they produce. Join us for a conversation with J Henry Fair as we reflect on consumption, climate change, and environmental damage. You will also have the opportunity to view the exhibition before its official opening on 5 July.

Entry is free, but please book tickets in advance.

About the speaker:

J Henry Fair is a photographer and environmental activist best known for his 'chillingly beautiful' aerial photos of environmental scars. Born in Charleston, South Carolina (USA), J Henry Fair holds a degree in journalism from Fordham University. He is currently based in New York City and Berlin. His work is widely published, from The New York Times to the National Geographic, Vanity Fair, TIME, New York, Die Zeit, The Guardian, and Le Figaro. He has been featured on television networks in Germany and the US, and has had numerous exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide.

Fair is the winner of the 2019 'Environmental Photographer of the Year' and of the 2012 'Earth Through a Lens' Award. In 2020, he was featured as one of the 12 most influential environmental photographers in the acclaimed book Human Nature.

Among the three solo books Fair has published, he is best known for his Industrial Scars series. In the words of Roberta Smith (Chief Art Critic at The NY Times), "The vivid colour photographs of J Henry Fair lead an uneasy double life as potent records of environmental pollution and as ersatz evocations of abstract painting [...] [I]nformation and form work together, to devastating effect."