AwesomeNYC is proud to announce their August 2013 grant to Climate Models Calendar, which will create a calendar featuring pictures of climate scientists and their favorite dataset, chart or climate phenomenon. We were impressed by this project’s new take on communicating the work done by these researchers. Photography is a powerful medium that instantly connects subject and viewer. Our Climate Models calendar project brings climate research into the realm of the everyday public. The photographs break barriers between scientists and non-scientists — literally bringing a face to this important research. Most of what the public knows about climate science comes from distillations of scientific papers. The people behind these papers, their passion and their everyday working environments are rarely seen. In collaboration with Jordan Matter, a NYT bestselling photographer (Dancers Among Us), our Climate Models project will create powerful and compelling portraits of the researchers. For more information on the calendar, visit the project page!