The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, resulting in rising sea levels, thinning ice and disruptions for the livelihood of local communities.
Last winter the Eduard Toll sailed through Arctic waters (without an icebreaker) from Korea to Northern Russia to France delivering a load of liquified natural gas. With climate warming the Arctic has attracted new interest in exploiting the areas natural resources. Oil companies have discovered an estimated five billion barrels of recoverable oil on Alaska’s North Slope.
Two photographers Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen—with NOOR photo agency— decided to head north and investigate. Their reportage “Arctic: New Frontier, a double polar expedition” is an exhibition of photos and videos at the Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie testifying to the fast pace changes occurring in the Arctic region (to December 09, 2018).
The two photographers received the Carmignac Photojournalism Award facilitating their travels from Siberia to Svalbard to Greenland to Canada and Alaska. The exhibition is an alarming testimony to the region’s transformation and the upheavals that are taking place there.
“Arctic: New Frontier, a double polar expedition” Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, to December 09, 2018, Paris. Free admission