ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

A Basic Reality of A Human Footprint and Its Relation to the Natural Environment
ROBERT ZHAO RENHUI 赵仁辉
2011
Archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, framed
84(H)*121(W)cm
Edition of 5 + 1AP
ZRH_1883

The Glacier Study Group consist of scientists, artists, activists and people who are interested in glacial and polar activities in the Arctic Circle. The approach of the group is broad in terms of its scientific methods of investigation, data collection and glacier sampling. Global warming has seen an increase interest in glaciers and the group spend long periods each year (often as much as 6 months) at the extreme conditions of the Arctic investigating the melting of glaciers and its impact on the surrounding flora and fauna of the Arctic.

The images were taken during a 8 month period in 2011 when one of the biggest glacier in the Arctic receded by more than a third of its volume.