July 12 - September 21, 2019
Opening: July 12, 6-9pm
First Fridays: August 2 + September 6, 6-10pm

­VAE supplied nine researchers, from Puerto Rico to Maine, with instamatic cameras to document their daily work of observing and conserving our natural world. While their subjects and disciplines vary from humpback whales and coral reefs to salamanders and pond frogs (and everything in between), all of these researchers’ work is impacted by climate change. The hundreds of photos that line the walls of our main gallery offer a glimpse at life on the front lines of this complex global issue. Instant film is the chosen medium for this project to highlight that climate change is not a problem that we must solve in the next 50 years, but is a threat to our planet that must be addressed immediately.

Proceeds from the sale of each photograph will benefit the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, a nonprofit organization working to combat environmental injustice and climate change through community organizing, advocacy, research, and education.


Come take a glimpse at the daily lives of these dedicated scientists!

  • Clara Bird, Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab

  • Colleen Bove, UNC Chapel Hill Environmental, Ecology & Energy Program

  • Allison DuPrey, Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab

  • Alex Freeze, Radford University & Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

  • John Gerwin, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • Amarilys Irrizary, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

    & Puerto Rican Ornithological Society

  • Edward Landi, University of Maine Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program

  • Deja Smith, Triangle Land Conservancy

  • Liani Yirka, NC Wildlife Resources Commission


Would your business or organization like to sponsor FIELD NOTES?
Click here for the sponsorship packet!