Jim Wilson: Svalbard, A Visual Contrast of Ice, Land and Life

Step Up Gallery Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 5 to Saturday, Mar. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): Friday, Feb. 8 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): Saturday, Feb. 9 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Svalbard, Norway is a small, remote island group north of the Arctic Circle. It is one of the coldest, wildest and most pristine places remaining on the planet for life to call home. Yet today, as local ecotourism is escalating, its climate is rapidly deteriorating due to global climate change. This collection of images tells a pictorial story of love and pending loss. Svalbard is an experience in contrasting realities of simplicity, complexity, active geology, life’s challenges and primitive beauty captured within these unique photographs, that are rich with depth, information and meaning. Photography has the power to bring unknown worlds within reach of the viewer, and by doing so inspire care and protection for far away places such as this unique, frozen world, and for those places closer to home. Jim’s images and perspectives help us to explore both our world and our role within Earth’s shared surroundings.

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