by Donnia Ghezlane-Lala/Posted at;konbini.com/ –
As a means of raising awareness of climate change Timo Lieber has created a beautiful photo series entitled THAW, gathering together a collection of aerial images of glaciers across Greenland, which together recount a story of the vulnerability of our planet. Specialised in aerial photography Lieber, who is mainly interested in landscape work, visited Greenland’s ice caps in order to photograph the lakes that are currently forming within them.
From a helicopter he produces a unique form of documentation that it is both beautiful and sad. The photos resemble abstract paintings with their saturated blues and icy whites. Contemplating these landscapes from a different perspective is an effective way of highlighting the damaging processes at work.
During his trip, he was assisted by Cambridge University’s Scott Polar Research Institute, explaining:
“THAW is more than just a photography project. It is a collaboration between photography and science. I visited the Arctic polar ice cap, working alongside several scientists who study it, and was overwhelmed by the scale of the landscape and the enormity of the associated problems.
THAW highlights the rapidly growing number of blue lakes and rivers that form on the Greenland ice cap — one of the most inaccessible areas on earth. Here in the pristine landscape, stripped to the bare minimum of colours and shapes, the dramatic impact of climate change is more obvious than anywhere else in the world.”
Since 2009 the Greenland ice sheet has been loosing around 380 billion tonnes of per year, that’s more than three times more than Antartica. These photos might make it look beautiful. But it’s scary.
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