Frank Thiel, "Nowhere Is a Place"

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This German photographer, who is known for expansive, large-format color images, has devoted most of his work to documenting the various changes that have occurred in Berlin—where the artist lives and works—since German reunification more than 20 years ago. For this exhibition, he ventures to a far more remote location—the Patagonia region of Argentina—to capture the ice fields at the tip of South America. Tree huggers should note that Thiel's message isn't about the vulnerability of these formations due to climate change, but in fact the opposite: The huge size of the photos here, including one measuring 30 feet in length, is meant to project the seemingly timeless, immeasurable physicality of the ice cap’s crags and crevices right into the gallery.

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