Stuart Klipper has traveled to Antarctica six times in twenty years to photograph this astounding body of work, offering a sweeping look at this majestic continent, which has lately become central to global climate change concerns. Shot in panoramic format—the only way to encompass a landscape that seems to stretch on forever—Klipper’s work captures major features and surprising details: ships suspended in the frozen sea, glowing blue icebergs, vistas of endless snow, and troops of penguins. This volume’s substantial size, panoramic shape, and unique vertical-opening case emphasize the grandeur of these austere and lovely photographs from the bottom of the world.
Stuart Klipper is among the most experienced photographers of Antarctica. He lives in Minneapolis. He is a mainstay of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program. His photos of the Antarctic have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art.
You can meet Stuart Klipper at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on Monday, March 9, at 7:30pm, when he joins us to discuss his latest photography book The Antarctic: Antarctica From the Circle to the Pole. Details on this event and all our upcoming readings are on our events page.–David E