Red on White
A century following Sir Ernest Shackleton expedition, the Antarctic peninsula looks very much the same. The only difference is that, where once Shackleton and his men were beginning a desperate race against death, now thousands of people come every year for the “experience of a lifetime”.
Undeterred by the danger and cold, these modern Antarctic “explorers" are eager to retrace the crew’s footsteps and experience the raw beauty and test of the human spirit which can only be found here, at the edge of the world.
I wanted to make a series of images that juxtaposed Antarctica’s seemingly inaccessible landscape with these new groups of citizen-adventurers, in an attempt to provide a sense of scale as well as inspire meditation on humanity's presence within the fragile Antarctic environment that is increasingly threatened by climate change.