Three extra millimeters of water every year will make land vanish. It will swallow communities. It will change environmental habitats forever. For townspeople along the inner-coastal region of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, the impact of sea level rise is no longer an abstract worry debated by politicians. They see the land becoming more saturated beneath their feet. 3 Millimeters explores the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where the sea level is rising at twice the global average – a process without emergency brakes. The project considers how a community's identity, ever tied to the land, is evolving. It’s not the swift impact of a storm, but a slow drowning of a culture. These photographs depict the last breaths of a community as they are forced to adapt to the smallest but most devastating tidal wave.
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Vivid Solutions Gallery presents 3 Millimeters, a solo exhibition by Washington, DC-based documentary photographer Greg Kahn. The exhibit of new works opens Friday, May 8, 2015 at Honfleur Gallery, with a reception with the artist from 6-8 p.m. Kahn will give an artist talk on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Blue Earth Alliance
3 Millimeters is part of the Blue Earth Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping environmental photography projects. Blue Earth believes documentary photography can inspire positive change. They support visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals. If you would like to support the project you can make a tax deductible donation here:
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