“On the trail of the glaciers” is a photographic-scientific project that combines photographic comparison and scientific research in order to disseminate the effects of climate change through the observation of changes in glacial masses over the last 150 years.
With 6 expeditions in 10 years to the most important mountain glaciers on Earth (Karakorum 2009, Caucasus 2011, Alaska 2013, Andes 2016, Himalayas 2018, Alps 2020), the project aims at supporting original studies and to realize new photographic shots from the same observation points and in the same period of the year of those made by photographers-explorers of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The project represents the largest existing archive of comparative photography on variations of glacial masses; it was conceived and realized by the photographer Fabiano Ventura in collaboration with a technical-creative staff and is supported by an international Scientific Committee.
The strong communicative power of photographic comparisons, together with the results of scientific research, represents a contribution to the development of a greater awareness about the impact of human activities on climate. The dissemination of the project contents aims at raising public awareness of the need to safeguard natural resources for the protection of future generations.