From our friends at the Ocean Geographic Society:
Join an elite team of explorers comprised of Dr. Sylvia Earle, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Ernie Brooks, Wyland, Michael AW, Göran Ehlmé, Amos Nachoum, Johan Ernst Nilson, Emory Kristof, Stuart Ireland and Leandro Blanco in an expedition to the High Arctic to produce a book, exhibition and a video documentary.
The mission of Elysium – Artists for the Arctic is to capture the panorama, flora and fauna of the northern polar region in a perspective no one has seen before. The Arctic region is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate. This expedition promises the most awe-inspiring and stunning visual interpretation ever seen of the Arctic. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the images of the Elysium Artists team shall inspire appreciation and love for the Arctic and a greater awareness of the impacts of climate change.
The Vision of Elysium – We believe we can save the Arctic. We are at a pivotal moment, and we might still have time to avoid a global catastrophe and avert a collision course. We believe a small group of people can change the world. We’re calling upon a special team to produce a momentous documentation of the Arctic. This imaging epic must inspire, invigorate, and serve as a call for action to ensure the survival of Artic keystone species and ultimately our very own future on planet Earth.
60 expedition members will be selected for this unique 19 days/ 18 nights benchmark expedition starting from Longyearbyen to North Spitsbergen, North and East Greenland and finishing at Keflavik, Iceland. Besides panoramas of glaciers, icebergs and snowy mountains, imagery will focus on polar bears, walruses, belugas, narwals, arctic foxes, auks, snowy owls, muskoxens, arctic hares, and fin and blue whales.
If you are a naturalist, scientist, photographer, artist, musician or simply wish to be part of the expedition of the century, consider securing YOUR LEGACY in the Elysium Artists for the Arctic project by using your talent towards INSPIRING APPRECIATION AND LOVE FOR THE ARCTIC AND A GREATER AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.