On the Trail of the Glaciers is a photographic/scientific project that combines the work of photographers and scientists by linking comparative photography with scientific research. The overarching aim of the project is to understand the effects of climate change by gauging variations of glacial ice masses over time.
Over a period of ten years, six expeditions to the planet’s principal mountain glaciers have been measuring glacial ice mass and taking shots from the same spot where explorer-photographers had taken photographs in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
The power of comparative photography to get a message across, backed with scientific research data, will contribute to bringing about greater awareness of the impact of human activities on the climate. The dissemination of data gathered in this way will serve to increase public awareness of the need to protect natural resources for future generations.