Evolving Landscapes: 100 Years of Change in Western China, November 3-27, 2013, Ruth Davis Design Gallary, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706

The Evolving Landscapes re-photography exhibit features century-old images captured in western China by early 20th-century British explorer and photographer Ernest Henry Wilson, alongside comparative modern photographs by Professor Yin Kaipu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This is the first-ever public exhibit of these photographs.

Wilson created hundreds of large-format photos across western China – one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world outside of the tropics. Yin re-photographed the same locations 100 years later, allowing viewers to explore a complex and diverse range of environmental, social and economic changes. Expert commentary will accompany each comparative set of photographs.

The exhibit, hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the School of Human Ecology and the Wisconsin China Initiative, will formally open on Thursday, Nov. 7, with an all-day China Bridge Symposium featuring panel discussions and an afternoon lecture by renowned conservation biologist Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden, followed by a reception at 6:00 p.m.