Tropic Ice

Dialog Between Places Affected by Climate Change

Barbara Dombrowski


68.00 €


About the book


  • ISBN: 978-3-7165-1880-9
  • Pages: 320
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Release: 10/2024
  • Illustrations: 280
  • Dimensions: 21 x 25 cm

We Are All in This Together!

Climate change threatens not only nature, ecosystems and biodiversity, but above all people themselves. To make this visible, Barbara Dombrowski has spent ten years visiting climate-relevant sites on all five inhabited continents and immersing herself in the lives of indigenous peoples whose existence is threatened: the Inuit of East Greenland, the Achuar and Shuar in the Amazon rainforest, Mongolian nomads in the Gobi desert, the Maasai of Tanzania, and the Micronesian population of the island state of Kiribati in the fragile world of the South Pacific.

On life-size textile banners, she presented the people of one region in the habitat of another of the ethnic groups she visited. Through this juxtaposition, she powerfully demonstrates the need to build global bridges and to become aware of a shared responsibility. The portraits themselves, the photographic documentation of the symbolic installations, and the very personal descriptions of her visits illustrate and address the climate crisis on multiple levels in a haunting way.


Barbara Dombrowski

Barbara Dombrowski works for magazines, agencies and NGOs and teaches documentary photography in Hamburg. The photographer and visual artis has received various prizes and awards for her work and shows them continuously in exhibitions.

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