Hidden Landscape

PhotographerStefan Schlumpf
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryChur, Switzerland
Photo Date2015
Entry Description

Ice for centuries. Wrapped in soft fleece. An exciting symbiosis for a brief moment along the path that the glacier and fleece wander together.
 The fabric snuggles up to the ice, flows with it - in the photography a surreal harmony. For the twinkling of an eye the ice is protected. But the fabric cannot resist the tugging glacier, cannot stop the melting ice. Deep crevasses, like open wounds. The end of a joint journey… Grey, melted snow and ice runs like silent tears. Crumbling, ancient ice crunches. Tired from the fight against the warmth, the glaciers take flight, fleeing from human ignorance. But there are also people who want to persuade them to stay, desperately asking for a chance. Wrapping them in soft fleece, providing safety and peace beneath the insulating shield. Rebelling against the powerlessness from the impending effects of global warming.