Photographs from Newfoundland
For many years I wanted to travel to Newfoundland and Labrador during
the long days of summer to photograph icebergs. Last year I pre-sold
my first limited-edition portfolio to fund a project I call "Summer
I spent the
month of June 2004 photographing a total of fourteen icebergs from
chartered boats: everything from rowboats to inflatable Zodiacs.
To be in the
presence of icebergs is both humbling and awe-inspiring. One feels
immediately and profoundly connected to a larger life landscape.
This ice (some of the purest water on earth) has been on a three-year
journey from Greenland, and is said to be 10,000 years old. These
icebergs travel south to Newfoundland to break up and die.
It was aesthetics,
along with a fascination for Northern climates, which compelled
me to photograph these icebergs. Yet, I also now envision presenting
this new body of work alongside text to help elucidate the controversial
problem of Global Warming.
is the earth's canary in the coalmine.
total area covered by glaciers in Glacier National Park has declined
the smaller glaciers are now gone and the larger ones
are one-third the size they were in 1850
In 20 years there
will be no glaciers on earth
future of ice
is the future of life."
"The Future of Ice - A Journey into Cold" by Gretel Erhlich
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