Over the 8-day journey from Sitka to Petersburg aboard a wooden trawler, Bridge curated an educational and immersive experience, while creating ample opportunity for Sherry’s artistic process. Our course took us through the Inside Passage, with stops at Lake Eva on Baranof Island and Warm Springs Bay, home to the AWF field station. After anchoring at Admiralty Island, and visiting the mossy forest of West Brother Island, we spent the day at LeConte Glacier to witness what’s been studied as record retreat. The overall purpose was to inform and inspire the artist, exposing him to three broad issues of regional and global conservation concerns:
BILLBOARDS ACROSS AMERICA
Bridge has partnered with artist David Benjamin Sherry and the Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) on a public billboard series to raise further awareness of the fight for climate justice and engage the public in support of scientific research.
David Benjamin Sherry
David Benjamin Sherry is an American photographer and avid darkroom printer who is challenging and reinvigorating the American Western landscape tradition among other classic genres of photography.
His work revolves around interests in the analog film process, environmentalism, color, mysticism, abstraction, human connectedness in the digital age, minimalism and queer politics, and he ultimately aims to reexamine the history of photography.
The Alaska whale foundation
The Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) was founded in 1996 by a team of passionate individuals who wanted to shed light on the amazing behaviors of the endangered humpback whales in Southeast Alaska.
Today, AWF is able to fully realize a mission that extends beyond research: to effect change through ambitious science-driven research, conservation and education programs.
Help make a difference: Support our partner, the Alaska Whale Foundation and the real-life superheroes dedicated to marine mammal conservation and discovering the root causes of climate change.
INVEST IN THE FUTURE
We rely on your generous donations to support our billboard and public art campaigns leading up to the 2020 election. Together, we can spread this urgent conservation message to raise climate justice awareness!GIVE TO OUR CAUSE
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