Antarctica – out of balance with nature
The camera is Edward Longmire’s travel companion. It is his medium to compose an intimate journal, not only of places and sights, but of emotion and the feelings the place conveys and the people he encounters.
With 14,000,000 square kilometres, Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent: nearly twice the size of Australia. Most of Antarctica is a polar desert, with an annual precipitation of only 200 mm along the coast and even less inland.
Antarctica is noted as the last region on Earth in recorded history to be discovered; unseen until 1820. The most immediate threats to Antarctica are regional warming, ocean acidification and loss of sea ice, all linked to global levels of carbon dioxide.
This exhibition features recent photographs from a series of locations in the Antarctic region, with facts about each, along with more recent scientific findings which warn of Antarctica’s future.
The juxtaposition between the remote beauty and the threat to the environment creates an inherent, underlying tension to the exhibition which is currently at the Lisbon Natural History Museum (Museu de História Natural), R. da Escola Politécnica 56, 1250-102 Lisbon until 28 February 2022.
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