Lake Altus-Lugert, Altus, Oklahoma, July 2013 © Andrew Williams
Earth Not Ours is a series by photographer Andrew Williams, made in collaboration with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He traveled throughout the southwest, touching down in California, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, artfully documenting the landscapes most scarred by drought. He make images that are both documents and works of art, beautiful pictures that force us to confront what’s painful and inconvenient.
This past spring, the Republican presidential nominee told The Washington Post, “I’m not a big believer in man-made climate change. I just think we have much bigger risks.”
Donald Trump is not alone, though it’s becoming increasingly embarrassing for public figures to deny climate change given all the data that supports it.
For our latest group show, we asked photographers- not scientists or politicians- to tell us about climate change. The thirteen photographers selected are based here in the United States and abroad; they come from various backgrounds, including photojournalism and fine art. Still, they have one thing in common: they believe climate change is happening, and they believe that something must be done.