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In the Fall of 2012 I had the incredible opportunity to make photographs on an expedition to the Arctic aboard the Russian Research Vessel Academic Sergei Vavilov. Many explorers have been to this part of the world, so it does not feel like a frontier, but more like an area where it is so difficult to survive you wonder why anyone would choose to live there. The tour visited three islands in the North Atlantic: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland. I was surprised how different the three places were. Although relatively close to each other they are worlds apart. The gulfstream, formally called the North Atlantic Drift, brings warmth and moisture to Iceland and Spitsbergen while avoiding Greenland.
Evan Anderman is a social-landscape photographer based in his hometown of Denver, Colorado who shoots mostly from his airplane. In his youth Anderman spent a great deal of time in the mountains and plains of Colorado and the Western United States. This love of the land eventually led Anderman to pursue the earth sciences as a career and he obtained several degrees in Geological Engineering. After working nearly two decades in the field, Anderman took his love for the landscape and pursued his passion for photography to become a full-time artist in 2005. Anderman is especially attracted to less-traveled, and often barren, areas such as Eastern Colorado, the high deserts and forests of the Western United States, Antarctica, Iceland and the Arctic. He finds peace in the solitude that these places offer, and is empowered to rise to the challenge of portraying these landscapes with optimism.