Garth’s project with Blue Earth Alliance – a registered 501C3 charity – continues his work on the threat presented by unsustainable energy development, particularly unconventional fossil fuels. This work comprises both the photographic documentation of these issues, as well as the effective outreach needed to ensure that the resulting images make a positive contribution.
Garth’s work on energy issues includes shale gas issues, mountaintop removal coal mining and particularly the Alberta Tar Sands.
His work on the Alberta Tar Sands and boreal region of Canada was awarded first place in Social Documentary Net’s competion, “Ten Years After Nine-Eleven: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape.” A selection of this work was recently shown at the PowerHouse Arena in New York and appeared in Aperture Foundation’s, “Searching For A New Front Page,” also in New York. Garth’s large solo touring exhibition of this material was premiered at the G2 Gallery in Los Angeles in February and March of 2011.
Garth’s recent TED talk on the Tar Sands has brought this message to a broad cross section of people throughout the world. Garth is currently raising money to bear witness on this issue at the upcoming ecocide trial in England at the end of March 2012 and to tour his major solo exhibit and presentation. Please give generously to help Garth continue this important work.