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The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape

Photographs by Diane Tuft

September 1, 2017 - February 20, 2018

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Free. Photo ID required.

The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape is a new series by acclaimed art and environmental photographer Diane Tuft. Following on the heels of Tuft's previous series, Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land, this new work showcases her visually astounding journey to capture the ice in the Arctic Circle before the constant melt renders the once frozen landscape unrecognizable. The exhibition features photographs of the North Pole, the mountain glacier of Svalbard, Norway, and the icebergs and ice sheet of Greenland. In a remarkably new take on illustrating the effects of global warming, The Arctic Melt chronicles Tuft's passage through the waning tundra as millennia of ice thaw at a faster rate than ever before.

Image: The Arctic Melt, Greenland Sea, Arctic Ocean, 4:48 PM, 79 degrees N

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