24.05.2019 - 20.07.2019
Images of the untouched Svalbard shores, glaciers and their remnants are brought to Riga. A block of arctic ice also travels with them in a suitcase. Out of these two individual objects, new and unique images are created, which are both photographs and photograms. By melting on paper, the ice deforms the photographed landscapes, losing its volume with each new landscape and eventually disappearing forever.
Iveta Gabalina (1979) is a well known Latvian photographer who has studied photography at Andrejs Grant’s Studio, Bournmouth Institute of Art and Master’s Degree Program in Photography at the University of Alto, Helsinki. She has won several awards at international photo contests - the C/O Berlin Talents 2013, Burn Magazine Award and the CDS Documentary Photography Award. She has also been nominated for Sony World Photography award and Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Her works are regularly exhibited both in Latvia and abroad.
photo credit: Ansis Starks