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Open-air photo exhibit coming soon in Geneva

For those living in or around Geneva, or visiting the city this summer, don't miss the spectacular open-air photo exhibition that the Red Sea Transnational Center and the Diplomatic Club of Geneva are jointly organizing on Quai Wilson, on the shores of Lake Geneva, from August 6 to September 3, 2024.

From the Gulf of Tadjourah to the Seven Brothers archipelago in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to dive into the heart of the scientific missions and educational workshops carried out in Djibouti in 2022 and 2023 by the TRSC and its Djiboutian and Sudanese partners. The 90 pictures displayed on 30 two-meter-high panels highlight the spirit and fieldwork of a unique Swiss initiative bridging science and diplomacy to promote a regional approach to the preservation of coral reefs that have demonstrated an exceptional resistance to climate change. These Red Sea “Reefs of Hope” are a de facto unique chance for at least one major coral ecosystem to survive for future generations, in a context where corals are disappearing at a dramatic rate elsewhere in the world due to global warming. In this way, the exhibition bears witness to a formidable human adventure, at the crossroads of the scientific, environmental, economic and geopolitical challenges of our time.

The exhibition Red Sea corals features the work of photographers Ulrika Larsson and Lukasz Larsson Warzecha (www.lwimages.com), who covered for the TRSC the 2023 educational workshop and the 2023 mission in the Seven Brothers islands. It is complemented by photos taken by TRSC Scientific Director Dr Guilhem Banc-Prandi during the 2022 mission to the Gulf of Tadjourah.

Thanks to the Ville de Genève, to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation and to the H. Dudley Wright Foundation for their support.

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On Quai Wilson in Geneva from August 6 to September 3, the exhibition will feature 90 pictures displayed on 30 two-meter-high double-face panels. © Lukasz Larsson Warzecha
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