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.
A RESOURCE FOR EVERYONE
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).
A GROWING ARCHIVE
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).
Corey Arnold is a professional photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman whose work has featured in National Geographic, New York Times and more.
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.
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 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.
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.
Toby Smith focuses on large-scale photography, video and research projects for editorial publications, exhibitions, communication and advocacy. He also has a special interest in the online mapping and geo-location of his research.
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 had been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
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PROJECT PRESSURE TEAM
Klaus Thymann – An award-winning photographer and film director with 20 years experience; his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and has been published in outlets ranging from The Guardian and The New York Times to 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 – 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, John is also a trained geologist from Bristol University.
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.
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).
Jernej Gregoric – Project Pressure exhibition representative. For further information please contact Jernej directly:firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Pay – 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.
Barry Leibovitch – a partner at Tish Leibovitch, Barry advises Project Pressure on financial matters.