Exhibition to encourage staff and students to think 'green'

A photographic exhibition inspired by Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall has come to Nottingham Trent University as a way of encouraging staff and students to think ‘green’.

Hard Rain, which illustrates people’s headlong collision with nature, will run until 11 November as part of an initiative by the university – named the most environmentally friendly university in the UK earlier in the year – to engage its stakeholders to think in a more environmentally-friendly way.

In July 1969, photographer Mark Edwards was rescued on the edge of the Sahara desert by Tuareg nomad who played Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. As Mark listened to the words – “sad forests,” “dead oceans,” “where people are many and their hands are all empty” – he had the idea to illustrate each line of the song. In the years that followed, he travelled around the world on assignments that allowed him to take the photographs to turn Dylan’s prophetic words into images of the real world.

The exhibition is open from 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, in the Newton building at Nottingham Trent University.

Information sourced from:  Midland Business News

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