Snapshot: Climate

Photographs from this traveling exhibit, including works made in Virginia, will be on view at Machipongo’s Barrier Islands Center

close up photo of a beach, with a brick foundation of a building visible in the sand as a wave approaches

Help us visualize climate change on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

As part of Snapshot: Climate, we invite you to take a photo that represents climate impacts and submit it with a brief reflection. Your photo will become part of a broader effort to document the area’s changing communities and environments.

Greg Galbreath, left, is training apprentice Peter Keller in the art of old-time banjo making and the intricate inlay Galbreath is known for. The pair photographed at Buckey Banjos in Eggleston, Virginia on 8/11/17.

Whether sung or told, hand-crafted or performed, Virginia’s rich folklife refers to the “arts of everyday life” that reflect a sense of traditional knowledge and connection to community.

Virginia’s folkways are rich with traditions that have been rooted in the Commonwealth for centuries, as well as those that more recently have been carried here and nourished by Virginia’s diverse immigrant communities.