Wildlife photographer captures images of an Arctic teeming with life
May 11, 2015
“Florian Schulz: To the Arctic” opens May 22 at the Anchorage Museum
Although the common perception of the Arctic is that it is a vast nothingness, Florian Schulz’s photographs reveal a world teeming with life amidst complex natural systems — systems that fuel our global economy and affect our health and environment. The photographic exhibition “Florian Schulz: To the Arctic” is on view May 22 through Nov. 1, 2015, at the Anchorage Museum.
An award-winning wildlife photographer, Schulz photographs throughout the Circumpolar North, from Alaska to Canada, Greenland and Norway. To capture these images, he and his crew endure subfreezing temperatures, camping on ice sheets, diving beneath icebergs, and riding on dogsleds. His photographs reveal the vast scale of the Arctic plain, which is host to migrating birds from around the globe, as well as the yearly migration of thousands of caribou. They also expose how the loss of polar ice and snow is dramatically altering the fabric of Arctic life on land and sea.
Florian Schulz discusses his work on view in the exhibition from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the museum. The artist talk is included with museum admission.
“To the Arctic” is part of the Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab, a series of programs exploring life in the North.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to connect people, expand perspectives and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Learn more at anchoragemuseum.org.