Enroute to Antarctica
Updated: Jan 28, 2019
I write this post while waiting to board my flight from Atlanta to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I'll overnight before continuing on to Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world, at the tip of South America. From there, I and about 65 other photographers will board the ship Ushuaia on Sunday for a 10-day photography expedition, organized and led by Muench Workshops, to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The trip is the culmination of 18-months of planning, preparation - and, truth be told, making payments - for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the "end of the earth," the last wild, uninhabited polar wilderness. We will photograph - from aboard ship, in small inflatable Zodiacs, and during multiple shore landings - the landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, ice, and weather of this remote, beautiful, harsh and fragile environment. Watch for photos to begin appearing here soon, probably after New Year's, and throughout 2019. And I hope to share them in-person too, with exhibitions in Olympia and elsewhere, in the months ahead. More to come!