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January 26 – February 24, 2018 at CEPA’s FLUX Gallery (1st Floor), 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Shut out – Indigenous Peoples’ protest at United N Climate Conference. (Bali, Indonesia 2007)

CEPA Gallery is pleased to present, Portraits of Struggle, a selection of photographs spanning four decades by award winning photographer and activist Orin Langelle. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 7-10 p.m.

Continued on CEPA’s Portraits of Struggle page.

 

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langelle-killsme_dsc_02761Featured Langelle Photography home page slider (right) was taken by Langelle during a protest march in Durban, South Africa during the United Nations Climate Conference in 2011. Langelle has six photographs in this touring show

 

Critical Information Collective Exhibit – World Social Forum 2016

Indigenous protesters at UN climate negotiations in Cancun 2010) Photo: Luka Tomac

Indigenous protesters at UN climate negotiations in Cancun (2010) Photo: Luka Tomac

Montreal, Canada – A photographic exhibit, Climate Change: Realities and Resistance, will be shown at the World Social Forum 2016 in Montreal from 9 – 14 August. This is the Canadian premier of Critical Information Collective‘s touring exhibition.

The World Premier took palace in Paris, France during the United Nations Climate Conference in 2016 and the North American debut was at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art in Buffalo, New York, 1 March through 29 April 2016.

CIC’s photos in Buffalo, Climate Change—Realities and Resistance, were part of the show Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change. Langellle Photography and ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Director, Orin Langelle’s portion of the show in Paris, Buffalo and Montreal is entitled Struggles for Justice.

The exhibition in Montreal will include new panels focusing on the theme of industrial livestock farming and its impact on climate change and biodiversity.

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The industrial revolution may have brought technological advances, but its reliance on fossil fuels also means that dirty technologies have proliferated, with consequences for our environment and our climate. Photo: Bogdan Bousca (Romania) bogdanbousca.finegallery.net

The industrial revolution may have brought technological advances, but its reliance on fossil fuels also means that dirty technologies have proliferated, with consequences for our environment and our climate. Photo ©: Bogdan Bousca (Romania) bogdanbousca.finegallery.net

Paris, France – Telling the story of the growing global demand for climate justice, featuring images from photographers in Australia, Croatia, Romania, the UK and the USA. This exhibition is on display in Paris during the UNFCCC COP 21 negotiations, at the Climate Action Zone (ZAC), 7-11 December. The address is Room Ecuries C, Centquatre, 5, rue Curial, 75019 Paris. (The closest metro stations are Stalingrad and Riquet.)

It includes images from the following Critical Information Collective photographers, in panels of six images: David Tao (Australia), Luka Tomac (Croatia), Bogdan Bousca (Romania), Orin Langelle (USA), Jason Taylor (UK), and JudithDeland (Australia). There is a seventh panel comprising images from Stephen D Melkisethian (USA), Susan Melkisethian (USA), Joseph O Holmes (USA) and Ronnie Hall (UK).

For the exhibit, please go to UN Climate Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) Exhibition: Climate Change—Realities and Resistance

The second showing of this exhibit will be at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The exhibit opens there on 4 March 2016. That show will include work by artist Ashley Powell.

Notice that Orin Langelle, Buen Vivir! Gallery director, has one of the panels, Struggles for Justice, with six photographs in the Paris show, that is coming to Buffalo.

 

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Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation opened on Wednesday, July 15 at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in Buffalo, NY.

The installation includes items seized in an April 5, 2001 raid by a Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the FBI on the Earth Liberation Front Press Office in Portland, OR. These objects, returned fourteen years after the raid, include fax machines, computers, a cell phone, phone books, and typewriters. The communications equipment seized belonged to the former ELF press officers, including current Buffalo Burning Books co-owner, Leslie James Pickering.
Orin Langelle, curator of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery opens installation welcoming guests and thanking all those who helped put the show together. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Orin Langelle, curator of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery opens installation welcoming guests and thanking all those who helped put the show together. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Although the gallery was prepared and lighting completed, with news clips rolling and photos and documents mounted on the wall prior to the opening on the 15th, the shipment of returned objects arrived at the gallery in boxes around 6:30 a.m. that morning, making for an interesting scramble for those working on the installation. The installation was finished at 6:02 p.m. – only two minutes late.

Leslie James Pickering, former Earth Liberation Front press officer, and co-owner of Buffalo's Burning Books, begins to explain the objects on display. Photo: Petermann

Leslie James Pickering, former Earth Liberation Front press officer, and co-owner of Buffalo’s Burning Books, begins to explain the objects on display. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

The last time Pickering saw the returned objects was fourteen years ago. Pickering continues to be watched by the FBI even though there was never any evidence that he participated in any action with the Earth Liberation Front.

Attorney Michael Kuzma, one of Pickering's attorneys, speaks to the crowd. Photo: Doyle/GJEP

Attorney Michael Kuzma, one of Pickering’s attorneys, speaks to the crowd. Photo: Doyle/GJEP

“The seizure of computers and other office equipment by the FBI from Leslie James Pickering and Craig Rosebraugh’s residence was aimed at crippling the ELF Press Office,” was one of Michael Kuzma’s statements on display at the gallery.

Pickering  (left) holds old Nokia mobile phone seized by FBI fourteen years ago. Photo: Doyle/GJEP

Pickering (left) holds old Nokia mobile phone seized by FBI fourteen years ago. Photo: Doyle/GJEP

Woman looking at some of the objects on display. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Woman watches the presentation through the window of the gallery’s front display space as part of the overflow crowd that did not fit into the packed room. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Outside of gallery. Attorney Daire B. Irwin (left). Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Outside of gallery. Attorney Daire B. Irwin (left). Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Another shot of Kuzma; this time looking at some of the items on display. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Another shot of Kuzma; this time looking at some of the items on display. Photo: Petermann/GJEP

Another of Kuzma’s statements on the gallery wall read, “The primary mission of the FBI is to monitor and crush domestic political dissent.  In the case of Pickering and Rosebraugh, the FBI failed miserably in its attempt to quash Leslie and Craig’s First Amendment rights.  Both Leslie and Craig remain committed to the fight for political, social and economic justice.”

The installation will be on display until July 26th in the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery, 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY.

Hours and more information about the art installation can be found here and:

Special Closing Reception, Sunday, July 26th – 3 to 5 p.m.

Former ELF Press Officer Leslie James Pickering and civil rights attorney Michael Kuzma will speak at the closing

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Forest Cover 47: Bioenergy Special Edition, covers many different issues that are very much connected to the fate of our planet including bioenergy, and all that that falls under that category. Covered also are  genetically engineered trees, GMO soy, unsustainable livestock production and much more.

I photographed the front and back covers of this publication, Forest Cover 47: Bioenergy Special Edition, by the Global Forest Coalition.  The front cover was photographed in Mapuche Territory (Chile). And my photo essay “The Pillaging of Paraguay” is featured inside.

The print edition can be downloaded in this hi-resolution PDF.  To subscribe to future editions of Forest Cover, please send an email to <gfc@globalforestcoalition.org>

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This was published in the GUSTO section of The Buffalo News

This photograph from a climate protest by Orin Langelle is on view in Allentown’s ¡Buen Vivir! gallery.

This photograph from a climate protest by Orin Langelle is on view in Allentown’s ¡Buen Vivir! gallery.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Buffalo-based photographer Orin Langelle has documented social and environmental justice movements for more than 20 years, training his lens on marches and protests around the world. And now, he’s putting his work on display in a new Allentown gallery dedicated exclusively to his photography.

The ¡Buen Vivir! gallery opens its doors for the first time at 6 p.m. Friday at 148 Elmwood Ave. Its inaugural show is “Climate Change: Faces, Places & Protest: Photos from the Front Lines.” It features more than two decades of photographs from five continents, including the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua and various United Nations climate summits.

Future exhibitions will showcase Langelle’s photographs of “struggles against human rights abuses, economic injustice, ecological devastation and the oppression of women, as well as Indigenous Peoples’ efforts for autonomy and land rights.”

“Orin Langelle may not be a combat photographer, but he has risked his safety and well being to cover peoples’ struggles for a better life, sometimes in remote territories deep in the jungle, in communities imminently threatened by military or paramilitary invasion, or immediately after a natural disaster,” Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project, said in a statement.

Friday’s opening runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is part of the monthly Allentown First Fridays event. It runs through Dec. 19. For more information on the gallery, call 867-4080 or visit photolangelle.org

– Colin Dabkowski     | News Arts Critic     | @colindabkowski | Google+

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Struggles for Justice: late 1980’s to late 90’s

This Photo Essay was completed in February 2014 in LaBelle, FL – during LaBelle’s Annual Swamp cabbage Festival – for a presentation at a Organizers’ Conference in a nearby forest camp (and for the web). The essay has been edited to produce the Photo Exhibit Struggles For Justice: Forests, Land and Human Rights – Late 80s to Late 90s.

Most of the photographs in the old essay, like the one below, are now in the new exhibit.

Exhibit Online Now 

-*34 Tas takeover02990009“Ned Kelly Bushrangers” drop banner on Forestry Commission Tasmania in Tasmania, Australia.  (1992)

The First International Temperate Forest Conference took place in Tasmania around the time the photo was taken.  The conference led to the formation of the Native Forest Network.

 

All photographs are copyrighted by Langelle Photography (2014), all rights reserved. No photo can be used without the consent of Langelle Photography.  See Publishing and Acquisition Information.

Why Copyright?  One of the reasons I copyright my photographs is to track where these photos are being used in order to monitor the impact of my work and evaluate the effectiveness of Langelle Photography, a nonprofit organization.

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