Subhankar Banerjee’s lecture at the UNM Art Museum HAS BEEN MOVED to Dane Smith Hall, RM 334 and will take place October 15, 5:30 PM.
Subhankar Banerjee is a photographer, writer, and environmental humanities scholar. His photography and research focus on the intersection of art, ecology and environmental justice, with particular emphasis on resource wars and climate change. His books include Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land (2003; the accompanying exhibition was censored at the Smithsonian Institution, revived by the American Museum of Natural History and the California Academy of Sciences, and travelled throughout the United States); and Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, an anthology he edited, with essays, testimonies, photographs and drawings by more than fifty indigenous activists, artists, writers and scientists (2012).
Banerjee’s photographs have been exhibited in more than fifty museums and galleries around the world, including the 18th Biennale of Sydney, all our relations (Arctic series), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Where I Live I Hope to Know (New Mexico desert series), and will soon be exhibited in a major exhibition at the Nottingham Contemporary in the United Kingdom, Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas; and discussed widely in art history books and journals.