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Since his first visit to the Arctic in 2003, photographer Olaf Otto Becker has returned many, many times. Starting in Ilulissat, one of the oldest settlements in western Greenland, Becker has traveled with his camera by boat on the polar sea looking for icebergs. Like floating giants, the white mountains jut out of the water, their many majestic shapes reflected in its surface below. In their peaceful sublimity there is always also a sense of fragility, As Becker states: “For me, icebergs are wonderful temporal sculptures created of their own accord, yet at the same time they are also natural monuments, reminders of the continuing process of climate change, which we humans are now influencing to a great extent for the first time in the history of our planet.”

Work by Olaf Otto Becker

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