PhotoSensitive, in partnership with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), is turning its collective lens onto the issue of energy. As David Suzuki says, "Meeting humanity's energy needs without dangerously interfering with the global climate system is one of the great challenges of the 21st century." Climate change is one of the key issues of our times, and energy, in its creation and consumption, plays a huge role in this. There could not be a better time for PhotoSensitive to be focusing on this hot topic.

Over a hundred photographers from across Canada have submitted photos that feature in the exhibition, book, DVD and dedicated website. There is also a substantial video component, which features in the DVD, on the website and also as part of the exhibition's interactive element. The Fuel of Life aims to focus PhotoSensitive's collective lenses on a wide range of energy initiatives and issues, including sustainable and renewable energy as well as ways in which we use, abuse and conserve energy.

The Fuel of Life photographic exhibition will open November 28, 2011, in Toronto at Brookfield Place, a public space that welcomes over 100,000 visitors every day. The accompanying book will be published to coincide with the exhibition. The exhibition will then tour the province and the country.

We are also producing a side-project called The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens, which contains images created by school, college and university students across Canada. Every photo is displayed on the Fuel of life website and a selection of the best photos appear with the main Fuel of Life exhibition.

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