Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Salt Scape: Crossroads of Climate Change

  • Company
    Wolf Nitch
  • Photographer
    Wolf Nitch
  • Credit
    Wolf Nitch

Salt Storm investigates the complex natural balance of salt lakes, the impact of climate change and our own human fragility. These ecosystems are extremely vulnerable. A balanced inflow of water is needed to maintain habitat, yet humans use water from these lakes for irrigation and industrial salt production. The result of irrigation: higher incidences of salt storms.

Photographs were captured just before, during, and the day after a "salt storm" in which the pink salt mixed with the colour of the sky. Saline lakes make up 44% of the volume of all lakes and are important to balance climate.

Wolf Nitch is a French-German photographer based in Melbourne with a design and architecture and interiors background. Working across editorial, commercial and fine art projects, Nitch’s defining attention to detail is a result of his design training and unique eye for art direction and composition.

With a highly considered approach to his art practice, Nitch’s work is recognisable for its clarity and distinct depth of emotion, documenting the complex relationship between humans and nature, urbanism and social fabrics, and architectural design practices.

Awards 2021, CURATORIAL SELECTION STATE OF WORLD 2021 — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Paris, France — Ephemeral Series (in planning)

2021, BRONZE AWARD — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS — Ephemeral (Series) — Architecture / Industrial Category

2021, HONORABLE MENTION AWARD — PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS — Salt Storm (Series) — Fine Art/Landscape Category

2021, NOMINEE - Ephemeral — Cityscape Photography Category (Series) — 7th Fine Art Photography Award

2021, NOMINEE - Salt Scape — Cityscape Photography Category (Series) — 7th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Judging a Building by its Staircase - Architecture Photography Category (Series) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Architectural Medium - Architecture Photography Category (Single Image) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award

2019, NOMINEE - Colours of Freedom - Street Photography Category (Single Image) — 5th Fine Art Photography Award