On Saturday, May 1, photographer and environmentalist Mark Edwards brings his traveling Hard Rain — Our Headlong Collision With Nature project to the outdoor plaza of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St., 989-7541). The presentation brings together images — some grim, some uplifting — of mankind’s relationship with nature with the written lyrics to Bob Dylan’s 1962 song, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” The images document Edwards’ travels to more than 150 countries, where he interacted with people in an effort to convey and capture on film the dependency of all species on clean air and water, safe and plentiful food, and healthy ecosystems.
Edwards writes in his companion book, “We are turning back the evolutionary clock, recreating the warmer, less stable atmosphere that existed millions of years ago. … We still do not really believe we are changing the climate. … We are in collective denial, sleepwalking blindly toward a tipping point where bigger and deadlier environmental problems overtake our ability to solve them.” The project opens with a 4 p.m. reception and an illustrated talk by Edwards. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5. Call 231-3680 for information.
I Met a Young Girl, She Gave Me a Rainbow, photo by Mark Edwards