November 20, 2014
2008 Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Internationally renowned photographer Garth Lenz will discuss his work documenting the environmental consequences of oil exploration in Alberta, Canada. Drawing from images spanning 20 years, the True Cost of Oil illustrates and contrasts the beauty, diversity, and biological significance of Canada's boreal forest with the world's largest energy project, The Alberta Tar Sands. The project is placed in the context of the world's greatest remaining forest and most effective carbon sink. The size, impact, and far-reaching consequences of this project are illustrated by a series of images which have received the highest photographic honors internationally and been featured in the world's leading publications, museums and galleries.