Think of Ansel Adams and his influence on early 20th Century government leaders in the United States; he helped demonstrate the value of nature and the need for national parks.
Now, think of DOUBLEXPOSURE, and the work of two photographers who are pairing work that “brings the viewer into panoramas of glaciers once grand but now receding. The compelling comparisons put into stark view the fact of melting glaciers.”
The photographers are of two generations:
Brad Washburn (1910 – 2007), represented by Panopticon, was a photographer, alpinist, cartographer, adventurer and president of Boston’s Museum of Science from 1938 until 1980.
David Arnold is a freelance photographer and journalist who was a staff reporter at the Boston Globe for 25 years.
Arnold has returned to the aerial heights from which Washburn first photographed glacial sites around the world. The photo pairs are viewable at the DOUBLEXPOSURE Web site, side by side, dated to show the decades-long spans of time that passed between the photographers’ captures.
Now, in partnership with the Boston Museum of Science, the photographs are scheduled for exhibit in a number of locations, from U.S. coast to coast.