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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Picturing the Planet, Working for Its Future:

Undergraduate Pizza Supper with Photographer-Writer-Environmentalist-Human Rights Activist
Subhankar Banerjee

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 * 6-7:30 p.m. * HHC Great Room * SIGN-UP REQUIRED

Through his magnificent and sometimes controversial photography and writing, Subhankar Banerjee works to raise awareness about issues that threaten the health and well-being of the planet. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of climate change, indigenous human rights, arctic conservation, resource development, and eco-cultural sustainability. His concerns for the impact of drilling in the Arctic are laid out in his recent article, BPing the Arctic? Will the Obama Administration Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf? His work has taken him as well to the desert and forests, and to lecture halls, galleries, and museums around the country and abroad.

Banerjee's many awards include the inaugural Greenleaf Artist Award from the United Nations Environment Programme and an inaugural Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. For more information about the Banerjee and his work, please visit his website.

A special exhibition, Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars in the American Arctic, will be on display October 22- November 19 in the SOFA Gallery. Banerjee will give a public talk Friday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 015, followed by a reception in the SoFA Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition consists of large-scale photographs from Banerjee's current project, which began in 2000 as a study of the ecological and cultural diversity of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in all four seasons.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this lunch, please email, indicating you wish to sign up for the "photographer supper," and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program and the Hutton Honors College.

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