17/02/2016 Mount Aragats and Lake SevanMount Aragats is both the highest point in Armenia, a beautiful national symbol and a popular destination for tourists. Toby Smith and Project Pressure will complete a summer expedition to circumnavigate and summit Mount Aragats, documenting the stunning landscapes, historical sites and incredible panoramic views. The results will be geo-tagged and published online as part of the Project Pressure archive. Lake Sevan, the ‘recreational and economic heart’ of Armenia will then be explored to create a vivid portrait of this country’s landscape.
17/01/2016 World Photo OrganisationWith such close ties to the World Photography Organisation we are delighted to have been featured in their blog. The interview with charity director Klaus Thymann charts recent successful expeditions as well as the future development of the charity. It also highlights some of the fantastic contributions made to the archive last year, from Fox Glacier in New Zealand to Eqalorutsit Glacier in South Greenland.
Simon Norfolk’s contribution to the Project Pressure archive documenting Lewis Glacier in Kenya won in the landscape category of the Sony World Photography Award last year. We hope to continue producing award winning artwork, with four new artists adding to our roster of talented contributors.
14/01/2016 Plastic VanitasProject Pressure contributing artist, Mariele Neudecker, has the opening of her new exhibition Plastic Vanitas at Bow Arts, London today. The show comprises of a new photographic series that catalogues the MoDiP’s archives.
Neudecker travelled to Greenland in October 2015 for Project Pressure to document the tidewater glaciers that surround Narsarsuaq. The work she made on location will contribute to her upcoming shows as part of Hull 2017 – City of Culture 2017 and Some Things Happen All At Once at the Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen. Click here to read more on the expedition.
01/01/2016 2015 Review
Looking back over 2015 we are proud to have successfully completed expeditions to New Zealand, Greenland and USA. Support came in kind from our generous sponsors Rab and Hasselblad, alongside new contributions from Orgreen Optics and Casio. Follow us on Instagram as we review Peter Funch’s expedition to Mount Rainier in Washington, USA.
This year looks set to be a great one; with new contributions from some amazing artists. Including Scott Conarroe, who will continue his documentation of glaciers across the European Alps. We are also aiming to develop the MELT platform that will host the archive, currently running as a beta version.
27/11/2015 Expedition: Mt Rainier
Acclaimed photographer Peter Funch has recently returned from his second Project Pressure expedition to the Cascade Mountain Range. In 2014 Funch and his team travelled to Mount Baker to replicate archival postcards of the mountain’s most famous vistas. On their return to the national park they turned their attention to Mount Rainier, drawing on the rich sightseeing history of Washington’s highest peak.
They started their journey near Nisqually Glacier travelling towards Camp Miur. Here they were able to draw comparisons from the archival postcards, including from the edge of the Nisqually Glacier valley. The team hiked across the Burroughs Mountain Ridge, then continued their journey across the national park at Tolmie Peak near Eunice Lake.
Follow the journey on Instagram and Twitter as we share behind the scenes images from this interesting journey.