About us

The Center for Contemporary Documentation is a nonprofit whose mission is to reveal through photography, videography, and other visual arts the impacts of climate change and air, water, and toxic chemical pollution on communities across the United States.

One day, people will look at this portrait of a very large part of American life in the 21st century and see it as a historical artifact. But first, our ambition is that this body of work will create awareness, educate, and have the power to help change laws and regulations to better protect people. The Center for Contemporary Documentation is founded on the principle that environmental and climate justice is a civil rights issue.

The work by our visual journalist fellows is publicly available for use in varied platforms, including publication by media organizations, exhibitions, and educational initiatives. For details, please visit contact . Ultimately, the collection will be preserved in a library archive.

Alice Gabriner Consulting Director

Alice Gabriner is a visual editor and educator with more than 30 years of experience at publications including TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.

She was the Deputy Director of Photography at the Obama White House.

Her work has been recognized with an Emmy Award in the Outstanding New Approaches Documentary category, four National Magazine awards, World Press Photo awards, multiple editing awards from the University of Missouri, POYi competition, and she was nominated for a Lucie Award Photo Editor of the Year.

She is a faculty member at The International Center of Photography. Gabriner has collaborated with photographers curating exhibits and books worldwide.