On October 9, family members accepted a resolution honoring revered Oregon photographer Gary Braasch a year after his death. Presenters included sponsors and supporters of the resolution, which was adopted by the Oregon Legislature during its 2017 session.
“Gary’s leadership in raising awareness of the effects of climate change made him a potent ally of the League and so many Oregonians.” -Paige Spence, OCN Director
Braasch died in 2016 while exploring the effects of climate change on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Braasch’s photographs illustrate his 2009 book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World. They have appeared in major magazines, including National Geographic, Life, Audubon and The New York Times Magazine.
In October 2016, Braasch’s annotated images were exhibited in the Oregon Capitol during the statewide World View of Global Warming Week and continue to be available on World View of Global Warming’s website.
Receiving the framed resolution today were Braasch’s life partner, Joan Rothlein, and his son, Cedar Braasch. One of the resolution’s legislative sponsors, Rep. Mitch Greenlick, led the presentation.
“Gary’s leadership in raising awareness of the effects of climate change made him a potent ally of the League and so many Oregonians,” said Paige Spence, OLCV legislative director and a proponent of the resolution honoring Braasch.
The resolution is presented in Senate Concurrent Resolution 22, sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Rep. Greenlick.