Photo Friday: Project Pressure’s Greenland Journey

Project Pressure is a glacier photography project that has been documenting glaciers and partnering with photographers since 2008. Last year, photographers Mariele Neudecker and Klaus Thymann journeyed to southwest Greenland for the project. The team traveled by boat from the settlement of Narsarsuaq around a peninsula to  Quoroc Bay. The purpose was to record the place where the glaciers extend to the Denmark Strait, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. Such glaciers are referred to as  tidewater glaciers. The team also captured images of striking intersections between land and the Eqalorutsit Glacier. In one image, a red “path” consisting of blueberry bushes leads to the glacier. Another image shows how sunlight marks a contrast on the glacier surface. More images from the recent trip and other Project Pressure journeys can be found on the group’s Instagram page.

Neudecker wrote via email, “The most challenging part was walking and clambering in rough terrain endlessly and relentlessly in the thickest fog, where quite often we lost contact between the three of us. The fog seemed to subsume sound, space and time.” The artists relied completely on compass and GPS to get to shelter and safety from freezing overnight temperatures. They stayed in a remote hut in the area.  The photos part of an exhibition opening today and running through April at the Zeppelin Museum in Germany.
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