From Stephanie Wade’s article for IGNANT:
Botswana is covered mostly by the Kalahari, a colossal stretch of sandy savannah where concentrations of wildlife and majestic nature reserves remain, for now, unspoiled. Botswana is also the site of the Makgadikgadi Pans: the vast salt flats that were once an ancient lake the size of Switzerland, that have since dried up to salty remains. A stunning turquoise algae colors extensive sections of the salt pans, here thousands of pink flamingo coexist with herds of zebras, bulls, and hyenas. These scenes made for a poetic backdrop for Seckler, who flew at low elevation in a small, lightweight aircraft to abstractly photograph what he saw from the plane window. The resulting images, along with a selection of others taken in Iceland and South Africa, will be featured in a new retrospective exhibition titled ‘Above’. Featuring a decade of Seckler’s sublime photography, the exhibition will be on display at the Clamp Art Gallery in New York City, from June 27 until August 9, 2019.