Greenland – Surface Surveys


2015 - 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet – Greenland

The Ilulissat Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, and comprises an area of almost 650,000 square miles. Its ice ranges between 1-2 miles thick, and is estimated to be 100,000 years old. The transition from green land to a large mass covered in ice began 3 million years ago.

The ice sheet contains valuable records attracting climatologists and researchers world-wide. Many scientists who study ice depletion in Greenland believe that an increase in temperature of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius will cause a complete melting of Greenland’s ice, raising global sea levels by 24 feet.

Greenland is one of six individual studies in a series of protected desert physiographies titled Surface Surveys.

The survey comprises 35 aerial photographs captured with medium format Leica camera equipment.

Each survey embodies the planet’s natural, essential expression, and underscores the ethereal nature of wild lands in our current, anthropocentric age.