This Arts Brookfield-commissioned exhibition features 42 large-scale photographs from the book Desert Air. George Steinmetz, an award-winning photographer, spent fifteen years documenting the world’s extreme deserts from the air, using the lightest and slowest motorized paraglider that exists to capture some of the world’s most remote environments. This enormously ambitious project took the photographer to 27 different countries and Antarctica to discover surreal landscapes that have been shaped by natural forces into unique patterns and designs. Steinmetz’s work underscores the pressing need to preserve these areas from increasing environmental threat.
The exhibit was originally on display at Brookfield Place in New York City in 2013, and most recently at Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles. It will travel to First Canadian Place and Bay Adelaide Centre later this spring.
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All pics will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the prize will be awarded for the most creative photo. The prize is a signed copy of Desert Air. The winner will be announced via social media on April 17.