Vanishing Glaciers of Mt Kenya Exhibition Vienna

My colleague Dr. Rainer Prinz helped photographer Simon Norfolk in his cool photography project on Mt Kenyas glaciers by providing details of the former glacier outlines from our published work:

Prinz, R., Fischer, A., Nicholson, L., Kaser, G. (2011) Seventy-six years of mean mass balance rates derived from recent and re-evaluated ice volume measurements on tropical Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L20502, doi:10.1029/2011GL049208. [pdf]

Simon took photographs with the former glacier outlines highlighted in fire and these very thought-provoking images were featured in the New York Times, which also made this video of his work:

The images will now be on display in an exhibition in Vienna:

Seen on Earth

Photographs by Mandy Barker, Eduardo Leal and Simon Norfolk
17 March – 30 June 2016

Opening: 16 March 2016
As part of the exhibition opening there will be a talk led by Adam Pawloff (Greenpeace spokesman for climate and energy) with the artists Mandy Baker and Simon Norfolk.

The photo exhibition Seen on Earth is a vivid presentation of three international positions that deal with the ongoing destruction of the environment in different ways. The artists Mandy Barker, Eduardo Leal and Simon Norfolk work with photography, one of the most effective means for documenting man-made environmental damages. Their pictures taken on three different continents – Africa, America and Asia – demonstrate the globally growing pollution of the environment as well as the resulting impact on vegetation and climate and the changes in the ecosystem. Their intention is to raise our awareness for a topic that affects the entire world irrespective of where the pollution occurs. In 2015 the three artists received the Earth Award sponsored by LensCulture.

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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