Author(s): Olaf Otto Becker
Becker's latest portrayal of the transformations wrought by climate change upon landscape comes with a limited-edition printGerman photographer Olaf Otto Becker (born 1959) has long been acclaimed for his photo-documentations of the effects of climate change on landscape, as well as the general influence of human behavior on nature. He first came to public attention with his captivating pictures of icebergs. Now, Becker has turned to the permafrost zone and its gradual retreat northward. Here he portrays earth and ice towering above wet beaches like abstract sculptures; he follows a group of researchers taking soil samples during the hot summer of 2019; and finally lands in the semi-decaying harbor town of Tiksi. This large-format limited edition comes with an archival pigment print titled Muostakh 07, Buor-Khaya Gulf, Siberia 08/2019. Measuring 8 x 10 inches, the print is signed and numbered; the book is published in an edition of 50 copies.