Chilling Photos of Antarctica Juxtaposed with Warm Weather Objects

Photographer Gray Malin traveled 8,092 miles to capture his beautifully poignant series titled Antarctica: The White Continent. Drawn to the natural landscape of this glacier-covered place and the formation of floating icebergs, he used it as a backdrop to raise awareness about climate change. The surreal photographs juxtapose the brilliant white snow, ice, and crystal-blue waters with warm-weather objects. We see beach balls, plastic pink flamingos, and inflatable inner tubes set among different desolate locales.

By combining the two very different types of weather, Malin reminds us that they aren't meant to be seen together. The series has both a visual and conceptual impact that presents an important message about shifting climates and what the consequences could be. He seems to say that if we don't recognize the adverse effects that we're having on our on our planet, then these strange scenes could become a reality.

Prints from the series are available for purchase through Malin's website, and proceeds will go to support the Climate Reality Project.

Gray Malin website
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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