Overview participating exhibitions

Arena
2016

Arena

Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq

Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq

In November 2012, the photographers Nomi Baumgartl and Sven Nieder, the filmmaker Yatri N. Niehaus, and the Greenlander guide Laali Lyberth travelled to the west of Greenland. As early as the Sixties, Greenlanders saw the first signs of what would later be known as climate change. An encounter between the photographers and local shamans, who call for a better way of dealing with our nature, formed the seed for STELLA POLARIS. Together with Greenlandic ‘light ambassadors’ who illuminated the icebergs with bright flashlights, the team literally wrote a message in light. Despite the extreme conditions for man and materials, Baumgartl, Nieder and Niehaus returned with unique images of an irreversibly changing landscape.

Biography

Nomi Baumgartl (West Germany, 1950) focuses in her work on the complex relationship between people, animals, and nature. Sven Nieder (West Germany, 1976) learned to photograph at an early age in the photography studio of his father and grandfather. He makes photo reports around the world for magazines and books. Laali Lyberth (Greenland, 1974) lives and works in Germany, where she coordinates international projects for Sven Nieder. Yatri N. Niehaus (West Germany, 1987) is currently studying at the College of Television and Film in München.