@simonnorfolkstudio

SIMON NORFOLK

A photographer whose work over the past 20 yrs has been themed around a probing & stretching of the meaning of the word ‘battlefield’ in all its forms

http://www.simonnorfolk.com/

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A ‘glacier table’ - a boulder perched on a pedestal of ice. Photographed on assignment during an ascent to the Chhota Shigri Glacier, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Himalayas. The boulder protects the ice from ablation during sunny weather. Around the boulder the ice surface ablates and, as a result, is lowered, whilst the boulder remains at the original level. As the pedestal becomes higher and higher in relation to the glacier surface, the sun shines further under the boulder from the south (in the northern hemisphere). Consequently the pedestal gets ablated on its southern side, and the boulder will eventually fall off the pedestal, usually on its southern side (in the northern hemisphere). After this a new cycle of table growth and destruction may begin.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects⁣ ⁣ @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #ice #climatechange #globalwarming #icemelt #HimachalPradesh #Himalayas #glacier #glacialretreat #India⁣ ⁣

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The “Glacial River Lagoon” (Icelandic: Jökulsárlón) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The first settlers arrived in Iceland around 870 CE, when the edge of the tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier was about 12 mi (20 km) further north than it is today. As glacial retreat has extended its boundaries, the size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s and is reported to be the deepest lake in Iceland (over 815ft (248m) deep.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ @simonnorfolkstudio #glaciers #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #climatechange #change #globalwarming #ice #icemelt #Iceland #Jökulsárlón #Vatnajökull #glaciallake #glacier #glacialretreat #travel #traveliceland⁣ ⁣

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SHROUD by @simonnorfolkstudio and @klausthymann at Gallery Luisotti until 31 May 2019⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣On the Furka Pass in Southern Switzerland, there is a small shop that carves an ice grotto into the nearby Rhône glacier and charges tourists to experience inside the blue ice. It has therefore been worth their money attempting to slow the glacier’s retreat. They have invested heavily in a special thermal blanket that has kept about 25m (82ft, in depth) of ice from disappearing, and has kept the ice grotto intact. However, after a few harsh winters on the mountain, the blanket is starting to disintegrate. And unfortunately the method is not scaleable: we cannot do this to all the world’s ice; the gesture is as forlorn and doomed as the glacier itself. There is something insane about trying to reverse the inevitable, it is as if the glacier has wrapped itself in preparation for its own funeral.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Gallery Luisotti ( @galleryluisotti ) 2525 Michigan Avenue Number A2 Santa Monica, CA 90404. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10:30am–6pm; Saturday: 11am–6pm. Tel: 1.310.453.0043 info @galleryluisotti.com ⁣ ⁣ @simonnorfolkstudio @klausthymann  @projectpressure @galleryluisotti @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk  #rhoneglacier #Switzerland  #shroud #climatechange #change #globalwarming  #pyrograph s #greenpeace  #savetheplanet #lowlight #light  #spectral  #death #sepulchral   #haunting #apocalypse  #ice  #icemelt #icegrotto  #projectpressure  #alps #swissalps  @unseenplatform #glaciers ⁣ ⁣

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Just over ten years ago ( 29 December 2008), Koryaksky volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsular erupted, ejecting a plume of ash 6000m (20,000ft) into the sky. This was the volcano’s first major eruption in 3,500 years. Koryaksky has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. ⁣ ⁣This photograph is from a selection of work commissioned by Patek Philippe Magazine through @bookmarkcontent⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣ @bookmarkcontent @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @emmanuelleperi @PatekPhilippe⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #PatekPhilippe @simonnorfolkstudio #stratovolcano #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #decadevolcano #volcano #Koryaksky #Kamchatka #ringoffire #камчатка #volcanology #russia #Petropavlovsk #instagramrussia #fineartphotography #visualarchitects ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣

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Read about SHROUD by @simonnorfolkstudio and @klausthymann in the LA Times… https://tinyurl.com/y5lcj54f⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣On the Furka Pass in Southern Switzerland, there is a small shop that carves an ice grotto into the nearby Rhône glacier and charges tourists to experience inside the blue ice. It has therefore been worth their money attempting to slow the glacier’s retreat. They have invested heavily in a special thermal blanket that has kept about 25m (82ft, in depth) of ice from disappearing, and has kept the ice grotto intact. However, after a few harsh winters on the mountain, the blanket is starting to disintegrate. And unfortunately the method is not scaleable: we cannot do this to all the world’s ice; the gesture is as forlorn and doomed as the glacier itself. There is something insane about trying to reverse the inevitable, it is as if the glacier has wrapped itself in preparation for its own funeral.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣SHROUD by @simonnorfolkstudio and @klausthymann at Gallery Luisotti until 31 May 2019. 2525 Michigan Avenue Number A2 Santa Monica, CA 90404. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10:30am–6pm; Saturday: 11am–6pm. Tel: 1.310.453.0043 info @galleryluisotti.com www.galleryluisotti.com⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ @simonnorfolkstudio @klausthymann  @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk  #rhoneglacier #Switzerland  #climatechange #change #globalwarming  #pyrograph s #greenpeace  #savetheplanet #lowlight #light  #spectral  #death #sepulchral  #shroud  #haunting #apocalypse  #ice  #icemelt #icegrotto  #projectpressure  #alps #swissalps  @unseenplatform #glaciers @latimes

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Mist-shrouded trees draped in moss along the footpath to the summit of Green Mountain, Ascension Island, South Atlantic. When Charles Darwin visited Ascension in 1836 he commented that the island was arid and entirely destitute of trees. After engaging his friend Joseph Hooker, later Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Darwin, Hooker and the Royal Navy essentially embarked on the world's first experiment in "terra-forming". They created a self-sustaining and self-reproducing ecosystem in an attempt to make Ascension more habitable. Green Mountain is the world’s only artificial cloud forest, dense and Narnia-like — an environmental disaster (alien species have all but swamped the endemic ferns), but a botanical wonderland.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Photographed on Assignment for the Guardian.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #NationalPark #forest #forests #trees #lush #green #naturalworld #ascensionisland #ascension #cloudforest #terraforming #ecology #charlesdarwin #evolution @simonnorfolkstudio ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣

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CALLING ALL STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS !! DEADLINE EXTENDED >>> WIN a $4,000 grant to complete a current or future documentary project ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Submissions deadline extended to: 30 April 2019 (23:59 EST). ⁣ ⁣There is no time like the present – submit before the FINAL deadline!⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Tickled pink to have been invited as a Judge for the second annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers…⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣The grant is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography. Special consideration will be given to work that promotes social change and that embraces new technologies and image distribution, and that seeks to integrate the tradition of photography and social change with contemporary practice. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Apply today at www.smithfund.org ⁣ ⁣For additional questions email: smithfund @icp.edu ⁣ ⁣Entrance Fee: $1 USD per project ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image by @simonnorfolkstudio. For more Info: ⁣ ⁣http://www.simonnorfolk.com/burke-norfolk⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ @eugenesmithfund #eugenesmithfund #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #studentphotographers #competition #studentgrant #grant @simonnorfolkstudio #callforentries #award⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.⁣ ⁣

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⁣ ⁣THE LAST TIME CO2 LEVELS HIT 400PPM, GREENLAND WAS ICE-FREE AND TREES GREW AT THE EDGE OF ANTARCTICA⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image: Moreno Glacier, Argentina, 2008, by Klaus Thymann ⁣ ⁣( @klausthymann )⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #WeDontHaveTime @wedonthavetime @simonnorfolkstudio @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @extinctionrebellion @klausthymann #projectpressure #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #glacier #glacialmelt #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #greenpeace #extinctionrebellion @earthdaynetwork @earthdayinitiativ #savetheplanet #EarthDay ⁣ ⁣

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THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK DOES NOT ONLY REFLECT NUCLEAR WAR, BUT SINCE 2007 ALSO INDICATES CLIMATE CHANGE. IT IS CURRENTLY AT 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT*⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image: Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya, 2014, by Simon Norfolk.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #WeDontHaveTime @wedonthavetime @simonnorfolkstudio @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @extinctionrebellion @klausthymann #projectpressure #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #glacier #glacialmelt #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #greenpeace #extinctionrebellion @earthdaynetwork @earthdayinitiativ #savetheplanet #EarthDay ⁣ ⁣

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CO2 EMISSIONS IN 2018 WERE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 37 BILLION METRIC TONS*⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣* Global Carbon Budget 2018, Corinne Le Quéré et al, \⁣ ⁣https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/2141/2018⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image: Rhône Glacier, Switzerland, 2018, by Simon Norfolk & Klaus Thymann ( @klausthymann )⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #WeDontHaveTime @wedonthavetime @simonnorfolkstudio @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @extinctionrebellion #projectpressure #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #glacier #glacialmelt #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #RhoneGlacier #extinctionrebellion @earthdaynetwork @earthdayinitiativ #greenpeace #savetheplanet #EarthDay @klausthymann⁣ ⁣

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GLACIER MELT RATE IS FASTER THAN AT ANY TIME IN THE PAST 5,000 YEARS*⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣* Professor Wilfried Haeberli, Director of the WGMS in the Guardian, 17 March, 2008.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image: Markafljot River, Iceland, 2012 by Edward Burtynsky ( @edwardburtynsky )⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #WeDontHaveTime @wedonthavetime @simonnorfolkstudio @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @extinctionrebellion @klausthymann #projectpressure #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #glacier #glacialmelt #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #greenpeace #extinctionrebellion @earthdaynetwork @earthdayinitiativ #savetheplanet #EarthDay @edwardburtynsky⁣ ⁣

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⁣ ⁣69% OF THE EARTH’S FRESH WATER IS CONTAINED IN ICE CAPS AND GLACIERS*⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣*U.S. Geological Survey: https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleice.html⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Image: Hansbreen, Svalbard, 2013, by Corey Arnold ( @arni_coraldo )⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Today is EarthDay (22 April) … visit - https://www.wedonthavetime.org⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣We Don’t Have Time Climate Conference, with the theme ”Together We Are The Solution”. During this EarthDay event, climate advocates pitch their social media campaigns for climate change and the environment, discussing the art of effectively communicating the climate crisis, the leading role of the climate youth movement, and the connection between individual lifestyle choices and major systemic change. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Together we are the solution and without collaboration, we will fail.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.⁣ ⁣ #WeDontHaveTime @wedonthavetime @simonnorfolkstudio @projectpressure @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @extinctionrebellion @klausthymann #projectpressure #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #glacier #glacialmelt #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #greenpeace #extinctionrebellion @earthdaynetwork @earthdayinitiative #savetheplanet #EarthDay @arni_coraldo⁣ ⁣

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