Mads Forchhammer’s book about the Zackenberg Research Station is being released today

Mads C. Forchhammer’s artistic book Zackenberg – on the edge of winter is about Aarhus University’s research station at Zackenberg in North-East Greenland. The book provides interesting insight into the lives and fieldwork of the researchers in the High Arctic.

2013.08.30 | Peter Bondo Christensen

Mads C. Forchhammer’s evocative and artistic black and white photos depict the daily lives of a small group of rugged researchers who take on the High Arctic winter. Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Photo: Mads C. Forchhammer

Zackenberg – on the edge of winter provides a unique portrait of the winter at one of the most isolated research stations in the Arctic. Via his camera, Mads C. Forchhammer takes readers on a rare journey into the monochromatic winter period at the Zackenberg Research Station in North-East Greenland. His evocative and artistic black and white photos depict the daily lives of a small group of rugged researchers who take on the High Arctic winter – a period experienced by many as bleak, possibly even hostile.

Greenland has played a key role in Mads Forchhammer’s professional and artistic life ever since his first family visit to Narsaq in the 1980s. Following a three-year appointment at the Danmarkshavn weather station as a radiosonde assistant, he became a biologist at Aarhus University and has worked with research in Greenland ever since. He is always accompanied by a camera on his tours, but it is only in recent years that Mads Forchhammer has proved himself in fine-art photography, publishing a number of works in international photographic magazines and websites.

The book is being released on Friday 30 August 2013 at the Aarhus University Press, and financial support has been provided by Aarhus University.

For more information, please contact

Professor Mads C. Forchhammer, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, affiliated with the Arctic Research Centre, +45 8715 8708, mcf@dmu.dk

Information about the photos is available at Mads Forchhammer’s Facebook page

 

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