Sustaining the Earth: Photography Exhibit

Falmouth, Mass. – Scattered around the globe are special places – some situated thousands of miles from our homes here in Massachusetts, yet all part of our collective legacy.  These include some of the most visually striking places on Earth, many of which are among the locations most at risk in a changing climate.  Opening on July 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 and on view through August 1, from noon to 3:00 in the Harbourton Auditorium of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Sustaining the Earth tells the story of three ecosystems, showing how deforestation, land disturbance and climate change are affecting these lands and all of us around the globe.

Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists work in these landscapes situated on the cusp of rapid environmental change.  It is the work of these scientists to study, document, and understand the causes and consequences of climate change and to find ways to protect fragile regions like these that so greatly enrich our world.


Photo Credit: Chris Linder


Scientist-turned-photographer Chris Linder’s photographs and videos draw viewers in with stunning views and captivating narratives.  A deeper look reveals how scientists are working to understand future prospects for the health of the Earth.  Actor and environmentalist Mark Ruffalo recorded the narrative for Chris Linder’s video.

Sustaining the Earth Opening and Reception will be held on Saturday, July 26, 4:30-6:00 in the Harbourton Auditorium of the Woods Hole Research Center at 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540. The exhibit will also be open to the public from Sunday, July 27, through Friday, August 1, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

WHRC is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the globe.