Project Pressure – visualizing climate change

Project Pressure is a charity with a mission to visualize climate change. We use art as a positive touchpoint to inspire action and behavioural change. Unlike wildfires, flooding and other weather events, glacier mass loss can be directly attributed to global temperature changes and as such, they are 100% indicators of climate change.

Since 2008 Project Pressure has been commissioning world-renowned artists to conduct expeditions around the world. The result is a spectacular exhibition with inspirational works of art showing vanishing glaciers to demonstrate the impact of climate change. The projects were developed and executed together with scientists to ensure accuracy and a deeper understanding of the subject.

2018 saw the launch of a touring exhibition, with a hardback book, a free eBook and an open source digital platform coming soon as we continue our work with some of the world’s leading artists, scientists and developers.

With more than 30 countries and territories visited, Project Pressure has generated reoccurring media coverage in The Guardian, BBC, NY Times, CNN, Le Monde, Wired and National Geographic amongst many others. In 2015 Simon Norfolk’s contribution to Project Pressure won the World Photography Award in the landscape category.

Further recognition has come in the form of funding from prestigious benefactors including The Queen of Denmark, The Lighthouse Foundation, Getty Images and Arts Council England.

Project Pressure will benefit educational, cultural and science sectors for generations to come.


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), Iran, 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.

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. In 2015 Simon Norfolk’s contribution to Project Pressure won the World Photography Award in the landscape category.

Christopher Parsons won Project Pressure’s Open Call which sent him on an expedition to the Himalayan. He regularly photographs portraits of explorers and sports personalities.

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.

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

Project Pressure Team

Please do get in touch.

Klaus Thymann – Founder & Director – Klaus(at)project-pressure(dot)org

Peter Funch – Artistic Supervisor

Jernej Gregoric – Exhibition Representative – Jernej(at)project-pressure(dot)org

Lina Aastrup – Curator – Lina(at)project-pressure(dot)org

Rory McCartney – Design Supervisor

Ben Rawlingson-Plant – Advisor

Marjorie Thompson – Advisor

John Wyatt-Clarke – Advisor


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