After 11 years, we catch up with our past Photography Person of the Year award-winner, Gary Braasch, to see how his career has progressed.
Gary Braasch has continued his mission over the last 12 years to alert the public about the dangers of rapid climate change via his ongoing World View of Global Warming project. This work has resulted in two acclaimed books, exhibits in Chicago and Washington, D.C., United Nations postage stamps and a number of images that have become icons of climate change.
This spring, Braasch journeyed to the Himalayas to visit villages in Uttarakhand, India, and Nepal to report through imagery and his blog (worldviewofglobalwarming.org) about how rapid climate change is affecting people. "We'll see how they are responding to changes in glacier valleys, planting times, rainfall, water supply and vegetation," Braasch says.
In March, he and Red Hill Studios released an iPod app, "Painting With Time: Climate Change."
Braasch's work is part of the new Daily Planet science education wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Through the rest of the year, he'll document and re-photograph changes on U.S. coastlines and forests, with an emphasis on Alaska, which he says is "literally a hotbed of rapid global warming."
In between these trips, Braasch taught at the Palm Beach Photographic Center in Florida in April and will teach at the Maine Media Workshops in June.Learn more: braaschphotography.com