Hansjörg Sahli spent three years photographing the Rhone Glacier, beginning in July 2014 when the glacier was covered in fabric.
“At the time, the covered glacier made a very tidy impression. The blankets were nice and white, stretched taut, the ice beneath them voluminous. The covered part of the glacier clearly stuck out above the rest of the tongue of ice in front. The function of the blankets, which was to shield the ice, along with the ice grotto beneath it, from solar radiation, was plain to see,” he says.
Sahli’s images show nature in its grandeur through the passage of time – and the reality of environmental issues facing us.