Hard Rain: What'll You Do Now?
Saturday 14 May - Sunday 25 September
Enjoy an inspiring photography exhibition illustrating Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, as well as images and text that explore proven solutions to the problems illustrated in Hard Rain.
View this groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed touring exhibition, ‘Hard Rain’, and the launch of the brand new exhibit ‘What’ll You Do Now?’ The stunning imagery considers the bold questions both exhibits raise about aligning human and natural systems.
The story of the exhibition began in 1969 when its founder Mark Edwards, lost on the edge of the Sahara desert, was rescued by a Tuareg nomad who led him to his camp, made a fire and started playing Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’. Edwards was inspired to set out on a 30-year photographic journey taking him to over 150 countries. The result is ‘Hard Rain’, a photographic essay following the Dylan lyric line by line to illustrate the interlinked challenges of poverty, population expansion, habitat destruction, species extinction, pollution and the wasteful use of resources. Often considered in isolation, these challenges are all intrinsically linked with climate change.
Please note: this exhibition contains strong content and images
The new display, ‘What’ll You Do Now?’ explores solutions to the problems raised in Hard Rain. From new technologies and development projects through to lifestyle approaches, the display highlights British-led solutions at home and overseas, and presents to visitors the need for them to be scaled up and widely adopted to help create a more sustainable future.
Presented by Hard Rain Project and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and supported by People's Postcode Lottery. The carbon emissions from Hard Rain Project have been fully offset through Rainforest Concern's Forest Credits programme.
Featured books and DVDs are available in the onsite shop and at www.hardrainproject.com
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