“Shroud” is a solemn meditation on the state of the climate crisis affecting the world’s glaciers. The series of images is an unvarnished depiction of human nature. First, we destroy and then attempt to restore irreversible damage. The dramatic beauty of the theme triggers a meditative mental space that allows us to reflect on the long-term effects of our actions.
Simon Norfolk (Lagos, Nigeria, 1963) is a landscape photographer whose work has been themed around the meaning of ‘battlefield’ in all its forms. He has won multiple international prizes, including the Prix Pictet Commission in 2013.