The Roth Endowment offers supplementary project funds to a grantee of the American Scandinavian Foundation planning to work in Denmark. This prize was instituted in honor of Lois Roth’s friend, Sonja Bundgard-Nielsen, long director of the Danish American Foundation.
This year’s award went to fine art photographer Steve Giovinco, who is completing the final phase of his long-term photo series Inertia. Photographed in southern Greenland, this series documents changes to land, ice and communities by capturing, among other subjects, the country’s ice-scarred earth, its shrinking glaciers and its modern and ancient human settlements. Taken at dawn, twilight or nighttime, these haunting images remind the viewer of the impact of human history on the land. Rather than simply documenting these changes, Steve intends these photographs to “crystallize a feeling of inertia taking place in the primordial landscape of Greenland.”
Visit Steve’s website here, and see his blog post “Capturing Changing Environment, Haunting Beauty of Melting Glaciers in Greenland” to see a preview of his project Inertia.
For a complete list of project support recipients for work in Denmark, please consult Danish Project Alumni.