About the Photographer
Born in Nigeria, Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work in war zones (Aghanistan, Bosnia, Liberia, Israel/Palestine) has been widely recognised. In 2014 he participated to Project Pressure, a charity documenting the world’s vanishing glaciers.
In his “When I Am Laid In Earth” he shows the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya, affected by climate change. The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 1987. The glacier has since receded about 120m. The pond is called the Curling Pond. In 1987 it’s surface was 15m higher than presently and the back wall of the pond was a tall wall of ice – the glacier’s snout. The rounded peak is Point Thomson.
The Lewis Glacier, Mt. Kenya, 1987
When I Am Laid In Earth, 2014 - Project Pressure