Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Photos of the melting Arctic

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Stunning Photos of the Arctic Circle As It Literally Melts Away
The latest monograph from photographer Diane Tuft provides a little-seen portrait of beauty and loss.


1 June, 2017

Artist and photographer Diane Tuft, whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum, the International Center of Photography in New York City, and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, has focused her life’s work on traveling to remote areas to record environmental changes on the Earth’s landscape. Her first monograph, UNSEEN: Beyond the Visible Spectrum, was a collection of 10 years’ worth of photographs from the American West, Nepal, North Africa, and Iceland. She spent six weeks on the continent of Antarctica for her second book, Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land.

Her latest, The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape (Assouline), brings her back to the Arctic Circle, where her unconventional landscape photography turns frozen tundra and ice from the North Pole, Norway, and Greenland into a staggering record of beauty and loss.

The Greenland Ice Sheet

Taken July 16, 2016, this overhead shot documents the Greenland Ice Sheet, the 660,000-square-mile collection of ice that covers roughly 80 percent of the surface of the island.













The Greenland Ice Sheet
The Greenland Ice Sheet
Taken July 16, 2016, this overhead shot documents the Greenland Ice Sheet, the 660,000-square-mile collection of ice that covers roughly 80 percent of the surface of the island.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Wedel Jarlsberg Land
Wedel Jarlsberg Land
A glacial split in progress in Wedel Jarlsberg Land, at the southern end of Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. More than 65 percent of the region is estimated to be ice cap.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Franz Joseph Land
Franz Joseph Land
The Collinson fjord, where a failed expedition to reach the North Pole set up camp more than 100 years ago, is located in the high Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Joseph Land, an uninhabited collection of islands in the Arctic Ocean and Barents Sea.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
The Arctic Ocean
The Arctic Ocean
A photograph of the Arctic Ocean taken at 87 degrees north latitude.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
The Greenland Sea
The Greenland Sea
At 79 degrees north, where the Arctic Ocean meets the Greenland Sea.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Disko Bay
Disko Bay
The Broken Arches in Disko Bay, a wide southeastern inlet of Baffin Bay on the western coast of Greenland.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Wordiekammen
Wordiekammen
Ice patterns on Wordiekammen, a mountain in Svalbard, Norway.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Sullorsuaq Strait
Sullorsuaq Strait
Close-up of ice at Sullorsuaq Strait, on the western coast of Greenland.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Greenland
Greenland
Remnants of ice at 69 degrees north in Greenland.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
Wahlenbergbreen
Wahlenbergbreen
Wahlenbergbreen, a glacier in Oscar II Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway.
Photographer: Diane Tuft
The North Pole
The North Pole

This photograph was taken at the North Pole at 12:03 a.m., at 0 degrees Celsius.

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