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NEWS RELEASE · 12th October 2011
Terrace Daily
Exhibits: Sacred Headwaters – Sacred Journey - Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building.

In an effort to derail proposed mining projects, the International League of Conservation Photographers iLCP was invited to conduct a photographic expedition, known as a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE), to elevate the importance of the Sacred Headwaters and draw attention to the misguided plans that would destroy this unique place.

Home to the Tahltan First Nation with drainages throughout the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en, Carrier and Sekani, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Haisla, Tlingit, and Haida Nations, the headwaters of the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass Rivers are truly Sacred.

The images in this exhibit are by iLCP Associate Fellow Paul Colangelo who participated in the Sacred Headwaters RAVE in August of 2010. It is hoped that these images will inspire the protection of this natural treasure.

A larger body of work documenting this endangered region is included in the soon to be published SACRED HEADWATERS by iLCP Fellow Wade Davis (speaking at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on Saturday, October 29) with principal photography by iLCP Associate Fellow Carr Clifton, and contributions by Colangelo, Claudio Contreras, Wade Davis, Gary Fiegehen, Sarah Leen, Tom Peschak, Joe Riis, and Florian Schulz.

spOILed - from the Tar Sands to the Great Bear Rainforest

Where the pristine rainforest meets one of the richest marine ecosystems on earth. This exhibit highlights imagery from the great Bear Rainforest RAVE. The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.

Speakers:
Wade Davis -Saturday, October 29