Project Pressure is a charity documenting the world’s vanishing glaciers, collaborating with world-renowned artists to create work that will inspire action and participation. The project’s purpose is to launch the world’s first comprehensive crowd-sourced glacier atlas hosted on an open source digital platform (MELT), a touring photographic exhibition, a documentary film and a book publication.

Project Pressure benefits educational, cultural and science sectors, and will continue to do so for generations to come. The ongoing mission is to document and publicise the world’s vanishing and receding glaciers, to depict firsthand the environmental impact of climate change and create useful data for scientific use.


Beyond accessing a collection of incredible, free-to-use images, scientists, researchers, educators and local communities can contribute to the project by uploading new or archival images – generating a unique open source resource of comparative photographs. A combination of inspiration, education and participation, the project is engaging a mass audience to inspire behavioural change.

Comparative images of Mount Baker in Uganda in 1964 then again in 2013. Historic image courtesy of Dr Robin Church.


Working with the scientific community, Project Pressure is pioneering innovative new technological developments and forging partnerships with prestigious organisations including the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and many others. Project Pressure is recognised as an official contributor to the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers (GTN-G).


Since 2008, Project Pressure has captured geo-tagged photographs in over 20 countries across six continents, including glaciers in Alaska (USA), Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, DR Congo, Ecuador, Iceland, Ilulissat (Greenland), Kenya, Kulusuk,(Greenland), Montana (USA), Narsarsuaq (Greenland) Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Svalbard (Norway), Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, Washington (USA).

Contributing Artists

Corey Arnold is a professional photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman whose work has featured in National Geographic, New York Times and more.

Michael Benson‘s work focuses on the intersection of art and science. In the last decade Benson has staged a series of shows of planetary landscape photography. He has contributed to The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Rolling Stone among others.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists whose work is represented in major collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art and the V&A.

Edward Burtynsky is an artist best known for his industrial landscape photography, these are included in the collections of many major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Scott Conarroe has exhibited his photography repeatedly across his native Canada and worldwide. His project Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze was undertaken with the help of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Peter Funch‘s large-scale works formed the Danish Pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. His work has recently been exhibited at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Noémie Goudal is an artist who primarily works in sculpture and photography. Her practice explores the relationship between the natural and manmade worlds alongside the investigation of photographs and films as dialectical images.

Adam Hinton is a social documentary photographer who focuses on social and political issues. He has won many prestigious awards including ‘Photographer of the Year’ at the AoP awards and Creative Review Photography Annual 2015.

Richard Mosse is the winner of the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. In 2013, he represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale with the The Enclave: an immersive six-channel video installation that utilised 16mm infrared film to stunning effect.

Mariele Neudecker is a cross-discipline artist whose work has been shown internationally. Including at Tate Britain and the Japan and Australia Biennales.

Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work in war zones has been widely recognised, and features in collections including The Getty and Tate Modern.

Christopher Parsons‘ photographic style reflects his love of film and sport, while his portfolio represents a love for adventure. He regularly photographs portraits of explorers and sports personalities alongside still lifes.

Toby Smith‘s focus lies on large-scale photography, video and research projects for editorial publication, exhibition, communication and advocacy. Smith is currently the artist in residence at the University of Cambridge Conservation Institute.

Emma Stibbon is a landscape artist who works primarily with ink and charcoal on paper. As a Royal Academician her work has been shown at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin; R O O M, London; and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.

Klaus Thymann won the Sony World Photography Award in 2013 and his work been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.

Partners & Sponsors


Klaus Thymann is an award-winning photographer and film director, his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. He regularly contributes to publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, i-D and Wired. Klaus has undertaken assignments and campaigns for clients including Levi’s, the World Health Organisation and the Red Cross.

John Wyatt-Clarke is former Creative Director of Magnum Photos, Senior Lecturer in photography at the University of Wales, Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art and founder of Wyatt-Clarke & Jones photographic management. He is also a trained geologist.

Jernej Gregoric combines an interest and knowledge in music, visual arts and the digital worlds. He has produced several outstanding cultural projects and exhibitions. He is Project Pressure’s exhibition representative. For further information please contact him directly: jernej@project-pressure.org

Barry Leibovitch is a partner at Tish Leibovitch, Barry advises Project Pressure on financial matters.

Caroline Pay is a multi-award winning Creative Director with 15 years experience in some of London’s top advertising agencies. She was part of the team behind FRANK, the government drugs advisory service, and somewhereto_ as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Ben Rawlingson-Plant has worked in the arts press and marketing for over 20 years; he is currently a managing partner of Brunswick Arts. Ben has overseen the launch and PR campaigns of numerous high-profile arts projects such as the Baltic in Newcastle, Art Basel and the V&A’s British Galleries.

Chris Hatherill is a freelance journalist working at the intersection of science, nature and culture. He is the founder of creative science agency super/collider and a contributing editor at Parley For The Oceans.

Marjorie Thompson brings 25 years experience working for NGOs and public bodies including The Commission for Racial Equality, the Royal College of Nursing and as Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).