/ 2017 / Press / Nature/Environmental


  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Timo Lieber, United Kingdom

THAW is more than just a photography project – it is a collaboration
between photography and science. I visited the Arctic polar ice cap,
working alongside several scientists who study it, and was
overwhelmed by the scale of the landscape and the enormity of
associated problems. THAW highlights the rapidly growing number of
blue lakes and rivers that form on the Greenland ice cap – a vast
frozen reservoir of fresh water that offsets seven metres of coastal
flooding around the planet. In the past two decades, that reservoir
has shifted from a steady state in balance with its climate, to one in
which it is now losing an estimated 380,000,000,000 tonnes of ice
annually. The project was two years in the planning, with the
assistance of some of the world’s leading glaciologists.

Timo Lieber is a London-based photographer, best known for his distinctive take on our world from above. He gets inspired by the environment and the interplay of elements that form some of nature's most incredible shapes and patterns.

While many of Timo's earlier works show the beauty of vast, untouched landscapes, his current work explores the human interaction with nature and the complexity of its impact. Through his photographs, Timo attempts to look beyond the obvious and invites the viewer to embark on a visual journey together.

Awards Timo's photographs have been published by The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, BBC, NASA and New Scientist, among many others. Timo is the 2013 winner of the International Pano Awards (Australia) and has received numerous further awards, including PDN Photo Annual (US), Int. Photography Awards (US), National Geographic (US), PX3 Prix de la Photographie (France), Sony World Photography Awards (UK) and Global Arctic Awards (Russia). His latest solo show, THAW, was on display at Bonhams, London, in early 2017.