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Banerjee’s work creatively approximates what Bruno Latour calls hybrid formations, by bridging cultures and natures, the pictorial and the geophysical, the image and the trace, the photograph and the text. … his work visualizes one modeling of an interspecies democratization of politics, working toward the composition of a common world—the result of an image complex formed out of photography, political theory and practice, legal testimony, activism, and exhibitions between the fields of science, visual culture, and environmental humanities.
—T. J. Demos, from Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, Sternberg Press, 2016  

INTERVIEWS   &   LECTURES   2003–2021



Visualizing Global Biodiversity: Toward an Understanding of Sacred Places and Relations

Yale Institute of Sacred Music in partnership with Yale McMillan Center South Asian Studies Council, Yale University
Art, Faith, and Social Justice Lecture Series, lecture online due to Covid–19, 28 January 2021, 1 hr. 22 min. 40 sec.

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Cross Continental Conversations: Arctic NWR and Valle de Oro NWR

Presented by Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as part of the 2020 Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Festival
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Jennifer Owen–White, Refuge Manager at the Valle de Oro NWR
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 9 November 2020, 23 min. 43 sec.






Building a National Biodiversity Action Plan: Science, Policy, and the Grassroots

Panelists: Senator Tom Udall, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, and Dr. Enric Sala
Moderator: Subhankar Banerjee
UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series co–convened by Subhankar Banerjee and Senator Tom Udall
Species in Peril project at the University of New Mexico in partnership with several academic and cultural institutions
14 September 2020, 1 hr. 28 min. 27 sec.

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Building Bridges and Connecting Dots: Apprehending Multispecies Futures

Keynote Address for “Beyond Despair: Theory and Practice in Environmental Humanities” Conference
Introduction by Dr. Robert Newman, President and Director of the National Humanities Center
National Humanities Center, 3 April 2019, 1 hr. 25 min. 45 sec.

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From Aesthetic Shock to Ethical Awakening: How an Environmental Artist and Activist Found Purpose

An interview with Humanities Moments, a project of the National Humanities Center
National Humanities Center, 4 April 2019, 3 min. 47 sec.

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The Truth About Seismic: Webinar About Seismic Testing in the Arctic Refuge

Panelists: Chief Dr. Trimble Gilbert, Chief Dana Tizya–Tramm, Martha Raynolds, Torre Jorgensen,
                  Subhankar Banerjee, and Andrew McDonnell
Moderator: Brook Brisson, Trustees of Alaska
Organized by Native Movement, Fairbanks, Alaska, 8 November 2018, 2 hr. 03 min. 14 sec.






GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction

Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!, 1 November 2017, 12 min.






Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy

New Mexico PBS COLORES!, 5 December 2016, 8 min. 03 sec.






Rights of Nature—Says Who?

The Rights of Nature Conference, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, 24 January 2015
Subhankar's remarks begins at 2:15:01 and ends at 2:40:39 in the following YouTube video






Subhankar Banerjee interview—Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land

Subhankar in conversation with historian Mark Madison of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
The conversation took place at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in 2004
After digitization the video was uploaded to YouTube by USFWS in 2020, 56 min. 22 sec.






Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: book talk by Subhankar Banerjee

The Explorers Club, New York City, 23 June 2003, 1 hr. 25 min. 22 sec.



From CSPAN: “Mr. Banerjee talked about his book, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, published by Mountaineers Books. He discussed his life and what led him to pursue photography in the arctic. He said that he hoped his book would help people see the beauty of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and convince them to preserve the refuge by defeating efforts to open ANWR for oil drilling. The book contains pictures taken by Mr. Banerjee, as well as essays by Mr. Banerjee and other writers. Following his presentation, Mr. Banerjee responded to questions from the audience.”