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Title
VALIS Night Day Divide Polar Plateau
Creator
Samaras, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 2005-2007
Publication Information
Pitzer College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Pitzer College Art Galleries
Rights Information
Physical rights are retained by Pitzer College. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. Copyright laws.
Description
Documented while Connie Samaras was in the South Pole on the behalf of the Antarctica Artists and Writers Program, Day/Night Divide, Polar Plateau (2005) depicts a portion of the Antarctic Plateau (referred to colloquially as the “Polar Plateau”), located in Central Antarctica. Extending over a diameter of approximately one thousand kilometers with an average elevation of three thousand metres, the high elevations of the Antarctic Plateau establish the area as one of the coldest places on planet Earth due to the below freezing temperatures and incessant winds. Even on a microscopic level, there is practically no evidence for a naturally occurring fauna on the Antarctic Plateau. Samaras’ image captures the vastness of the Antarctic Plateau’s uninhabitable environment as there is nothing visible to the viewer aside from the frozen terrain shaped by the plateau’s frigid winds.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/pca/id/134
Subject
Antarctica
South Pole
Photography of polar regions
Landscapes
Horizon
Snow
Photography
Time Period
Twenty-first century
Place
South Pole
Source
Color photograph: 30 x 40 inches
Relation
Pitzer College Art Galleries - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/pca

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