ABOUT

Mountains cover the earth for 25 percent and provide up to 60-80 percent of the world’s freshwater resources. They have a huge biodiversity and are housing 23 percent of all our forests. The temperatures are rising - in the high mountains even faster than the world’s average. Because of this glaciers are melting fast, permafrost is thawing, vegetation shifts, and there are changes in precipitation. This will greatly affect a large part of humanity.

The high mountains are powerfull, but very vulnerable at the same time. Besides the often named polar regions they are the indicators of change and in critical danger. We will have to solve problems in order to adapt to the future.
 

The alpine landscape is my biggest source of inspiration. What attracts me so much is its complexity. From soft organic materials to bombproof granite and crushing rivers of ice which are carving through the landscape. Being in the mountains sets you free, wether it’s alpine climbing or sipping organic wine down the stream. As a self-taught photographer and often active person in the mountains, I want to show my love for the mountains through photography. The present, the art and the future. Eventually, as time passes, the present will become a legacy. In addition, give a face to the people whose environment has an uncertain prospect.

Gijs Wensma

EXHIBITIONS

Ohm Berlin, Berlin - 14.06.2018

5X33 Gallery, Amsterdam - 24.11.2017 - 10.01.2018

De Balie, Amsterdam-01.10.2017 - 30.10.2017