Douglas Mandry’s work presents a critical view on the state of the natural world. For his series Monuments, the Swiss artist journeyed to the receding glaciers of his home country to observe how modern technologies are protecting these dwindling giants. Here the artist talks about the history and importance of lithographic printing – a process that allows him to print found photographs onto the same reflective geothermal blankets that protect the glaciers on which he walked.
Published as part of the featured project:
by Douglas Mandry
Bildhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Ice drips, flames scold and lights flicker in Douglas’ eerily beautiful images, making a profound statement on the fragile and critical state of the environment today.
“...archival photographs are essential for transmitting history and experience to new generations, because stories that contain images generate empathy, and will reach younger people in a more emotional way.“