Olaf Otto Becker
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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSOlaf Otto Becker: Above Zero
Clth, 13.5 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 75 color. | 1/31/2010 | Not available
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Dr. Konrad Steffen. Interview by Freddi Langer.
Following Broken Line, a prizewinning portrait of the coast of Greenland, Olaf Otto Becker (born in Travemünde, 1959) turns his attention to the interior of the island in his new series, Above Zero. Second only to Antarctica, Greenland has the largest inland ice surfaces in the world. Becker's spectacular portraits of this region are taken during physically strenuous, sometimes life-threatening treks among glacial crevasses and melting ice floes, with a cumbersome large-format camera. His photo studies draw out the overwhelming beauty of this icy landscape, while documenting their present fragility: dust and rust in the air form black, crusty deposits, which, in conjunction with global warming, accelerate the melting of the ice sheets--with what will probably be inevitable, catastrophic results. Becker warns that even in these uninhabited regions, human actions can have fatal consequences.
Clth, 13.5 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date 1/31/2010
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 64
ISBN 9783775724371 TRADE
List Price: $95.00 CDN $127.50
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.