Olaf Otto Becker

Siberian Summer



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Summer in Siberia? What does that feel like? Is Siberia perhaps a new travel destination we didn’t know about? How is climate change making itself felt there? In several books of photographs Olaf Otto Becker has already documented the alterations in landscape caused by climate change, as well as the influence of human behaviour on nature. He became world-famous for his pictures of icebergs, whose beauty is captivating, even in the face of their melting. Now, the photographer has turned to the permafrost zone and its gradual retreat northward. He captures the inhospitable cliffs that tower above wet beaches, looking like abstract sculptures; follows a group of researchers who were taking soil samples during the “warm summer” of 2019; and finally lands in the semi-decaying harbour town of Tiksi, where children also play. An unusual, new Becker!

Additional information

Weight 1820 g
Dimensions 27.8 x 34.7 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 192
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Nadine Barth
Dimensions 27.8 x 34.7 cm
Weight 1820 g


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OLAF OTTO BECKER (*1959, Travem√ľnde, Germany) studied communications design in Augsburg, as well as philosophy and political science in Munich. His photographs can be found in exhibits and important collections worldwide. His books with Hatje Cantz include Broken Line (2017), Ilulissat (2017), Reading the Landscape (2014), Under the Nordic Light (2011), and Above Zero (2009).