UNFCCC invites Henry to exhibit his work from Addressing Climate Change in the Blue Zone of the historic COP21 conferance in Paris.

Dec 2015-Paris

UNFCCC invites Henry to exhibit his work from Addressing Climate Change in the Blue Zone of the historic COP21 conference in Paris. Henry includes works by other photographers including Salgado, Steve McCurry, James Balog, as ciurated by the Ucy Fondation in the

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The exhibition is within the UN Blue Zone of the UNFCCC COP15 Paris Climate Conference, at the nerve centre for the conference where all attendees including high-level decisions makers, Heads of States, Ministers, NGOs, industry leaders and other key global figures are gathering.

The exhibition includes images taken during COP18 in Doha , COP19 in Warsaw, and COP20 in Lima, which form part of the Addressing Climate Change book. This publication was a 2015 Gold Medal Winner at the Independent Publishers Book Awards and endorsed by Ban ki-Moon, Michael Douglas, Ed Norton,
Alec Baldwin and Yoko Ono.

In addition, a display of works by award-winning photographers showing the cause and effects of climate change on the planet, forms part of the exhibition.

Henry Dallal says: “I am very grateful to have the endorsement from the UNFCCC Secretariat who enabled this initiative and appreciative to the Lucie Foundation for bringing on board such a wonderful collection of great photographers”.

The Lucie Foundation, the creators of the Lucie Awards, curated the exhibition, and have called upon world renowned photographers, who have dedicated their lives to document melting icebergs, drought, air, water, waste pollution and the undeniable effects it has had on the planet.

A sample of the world-leading photographers in this world-class exhibition are:

  • James Nachtway, 5 times gold medal winner of the Robert Cappa Award
  • Steve McCurry, critically-acclaimed photographer of the “Afghan Girl” cover of NationalGeographic
  • Gerd Ludwig, known for his coverage of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
  • Colin Finlay, six-time winner of the Picture of the Year International (POYI)
  • Joel Sartore, founder of The Photo Ark, a documentary project to save species and habitat
  • James Balog, winner of the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal
  • Sebastiao Salgado, celebrated Brazilian photographerThe exhibition is located at the centre of the negotiations space to remind World Leaders, Heads of States, and all participants of the importance of climate change issues.###For Editors: Select high-resolution images of the photographs featured in the exhibition are available upon request.For additional information, it, or to arrange interviews, please contact
  • Mariana Quevedo Vallejo. marianaq@bljworldwide.com, +1-212-486-7070
  • Colin Hart, BLJ Worldwide, colinh@bljworldwide.com, +1 917 837 2211




Addressing Climate Change

New Book “Pictures” a Better World Through Negotiation

Royal Photographer Henry Dallal Focuses on Climate Change Talks, With A Little Help from Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, Yoko Ono, and Ban Ki-moon

Addressing-Climate-Change8th September 2014 (New York, NY)—In a stunning, timely new book that captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, award-winning royal photographer Henry Dallal aims to humanize an arduous, largely-behind-the-scenes process and rally the world towards a global agreement.

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The September 28th release of Addressing Climate Change: An Illustrated Biography of the Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (Gilgamesh Publishing) is being supported by a series of high-profile, eco-friendly launch events later this month in New York during the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit and General Assembly, including a major photo exhibit at the UN and a dinner/discussion at the Hearst Tower, New York’s first LEED-certified corporate building.

Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas, actor Ed Norton, artist Yoko Ono, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Chair of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr. R K Pachauri, are among those who have endorsed the book and its inspiring approach.

According to Michael Douglas, “By focusing his sharp lens on the negotiators, the activists, and the scientists, Henry Dallal shows us that climate change not only represents a monumental threat, but an unprecedented opportunity to resolve crises peacefully, through dialogue.”

Addressing Climate Change is drawn from tens of thousands of photos taken in Doha, Qatar and Warsaw, Poland where Dallal led a team of international photographers who were granted unprecedented and unlimited behind-the-scenes to the UN climate change negotiations during COP18 and COP19. These photos now represent the first inside look at the never-before-seen drama as international leaders from governments, civil society, academia and business make significant progress towards a universal climate change agreement.

“It was amazing to witness the balancing of interests and concerns international climate change negotiations require that may at first blush appear to be in conflict,” says Dallal. “This book reflects how all of these voices and perspectives are integrated into an inclusive process for progress on this global challenge, and is a call to action to all those who have a stake in their outcome: every man, woman, and child on earth.”

Prominent environmental activist and actor Ed Norton adds, “This book celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to addressing the seemingly impossible challenge of crafting international policy on this issue and should motivate the rest of us to take part in one of the most critical issues facing our generation.”

“Love is powerful in all things,” says musician, artist, and activist Yoko Ono. “It is powerful in this beautiful book of photos. (Love) is a word that makes things come together, grow and expand. Now we are in a position as a global community to come together and build a better future. Let’s do it right. I know we will.”

And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who contributes a foreword to the book, notes, “This collection of photographs sheds light on the important work taking place within this collaborative arena.”

All proceeds of Addressing Climate Change’s sales are being donated to non-profit initiatives that help to address climate issues at a grassroots level, including Reach Out to Asia and others.

For more information or to purchase Addressing Climate Change, please visit


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About Addressing Climate Change

When the State of Qatar was selected to host the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (commonly referred to as “COP18”) in 2012, a team of international photographers was for the first time given unlimited behind-the-scenes access to the event – an unprecedented opportunity to capture the inner workings of the complicated and high stakes negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help nations adapt to the impacts of global climate change such as rising sea levels, threats to food production and loss of biodiversity.

Led by renowned photographer Henry Dallal, they captured the drama as international leaders from governments, civil society, academia and business negotiated a critical package of agreements known as the “Doha Climate Gateway” and made significant progress towards the universal agreement that will be brought to Paris in 2015. Drawn from tens of thousands of images from both COP18 and COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, the book celebrates leaders from government, civil society, academia, NGOs and youth organizations who continue to drive progress under the framework of the UN to reach a global agreement on the future of our common home.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and COP18 President H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah have each provided essays as forewords. The book concludes with a serious look at the challenge ahead by IPCC Chair and Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri.