This exhibition of landscape photography will mark the launch of Vaibhav Kaul’s Himalayan field research project ‘Understanding and enhancing the adaptation and resilience of remote high-mountain communities to hydrometeorological extremes and related geophysical hazards in a changing climate’. The project is aimed at reducing disaster risk and supporting community adaptation to extremes in changing mountain environments. It is hosted by the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, and supported (TBC) by the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (administered by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers).
The four-day event will close at 6 pm on Sunday 27 September 2015 with the release of ‘Hear Me, O Himalaya!’, Vaibhav Kaul’s limited edition fundraising series for the Saheli Trust, a non-profit organisation working in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand to improve the safety and well-being of distressed, abused, abandoned, and vulnerable women, adolescents, and children. Fifty percent of any sale proceeds will go to the Saheli Trust. Any profit that still remains after all expenses have been paid will go to the artist’s own field research project.