Ice and Land – Photographs from Iceland and Greenland 1999-2017
Ice and Land, is the name of a new exhibition at Reykjavík Museum of Photography that will open on May 12, 2018 with photos taken by Olaf Otto Becker.
Olaf Otto Becker’s sublime and spectacular photographs address changes in the natural environment arising from climate change and other human influence. His works bring together a personal and artistic approach to documentary photography, raising questions about social and cultural issues in our time.
The exhibition brings together works from acclaimed photographic projects by Becker, which have also been published in book form. They are drawn from Under the Nordic Light: A Journey Through Time: Iceland 1999–2011, which focuses on the Icelandic landscape and how it changes over time, and from three projects from Greenland: Broken Line (2007), Above Zero (2009), and the newly-published Ilulissat – Sculptures of Change—Greenland 2003–2017. These all explore the effects of global warming, and how we witness that process as we watch the glaciers melt.
Olaf Otto Becker was born in Germany in 1959. He studied communication design, philosophy and politics. Since 2003 he has been working freelance on his own projects. His landscape photographs are often published in the New York Times Magazine, and they are exhibited around the world at international photography festivals as well as in museums and galleries. His work is also found in many private and public collections.
During the exhibition a lecture by Becker on these photography projects is screened in the viewing-space Kubburinn (the Cube).
Olaf Otto Becker will have an exhibition talk at the museum on Sunday 13 May at 13:15.
The exhibitions ends on September 16, 2018.
Reykjavík Museum of Photography
Tryggvagata 15, top floor, 101 Reykjavík