Over the past twenty-five years, Eric Tomberlin has worked as a freelance photographer, artist, and educator., and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Most recently, he has been working on a project called Sea Level Rise: Visualizing Climate Change with fellow photographer, Carrie Tomberlin.
"For me photography is simply a vehicle to carry ideas, ask questions, and challenge what we think we understand about the world we share. I am interested in how creative problem solving manifests itself in the environment both as problems solved and as problems created. I am interested in climate change, and how we will face this challenge both as individuals, and as a civilization. My aim is to create photographs that might support conversations that will help us find our way to a sustainable future."