Greenland — Current Project (2018- )
Here are a selection of initial images made during a one-and-a-half-day visit to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, in 2018. The effects of climate change are starkly evident in this small Arctic village. It also has a highly unusual geopolitical history related involving international military and corporate interests. The village is about 19 miles from the ice sheet that covers 80% of Greenland, and the retreat of the ice edge and melting of the permafrost due to a warming climate is obvious. I've obtained a Rubys Award from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation to return there in August 2020 to make an in-depth photo series. I also plan to make 3D files from my still photos via photogrammetry and produce them as sculpture. A screenshot of a 3D file of the Greenland ice sheet that I managed to make during a 45-minute visit there is included among the images here. I will be making photographs and 3D scans of the landscape forms, as I did in Antarctica. My ultimate goal is to produce a photo book and exhibition. I believe that compelling visual images will help bring home the seriousness of the climate change problem and the urgency of the entire world confronting it now. My project will also illuminate a little-known corner of American history related to the American presence in the region.