Sun, 06/14/2015 – Sun, 10/11/2015

Scheller Gallery

Since 2010, I have had the opportunity to travel to polar and subpolar regions, including Antarctica, Iceland, Patagonia, and Greenland. I have captured large rock formations carved by eons of surf and wind, heroic and majestic icebergs floating to sea, smaller floating crystals resembling remote celestial bodies, giant natural mirrors, and abstract faceted-light-and-ice patterns. These scenes are often so exotic they may look manipulated, but the locations and subjects themselves are unique and otherworldly, removed from our usual experience.
–photographer Sam Krisch

Sam Krisch’s images are processed using digital tools and methods that approximate film and traditional darkroom methods. His landscapes and portraits have been exhibited throughout the United States, and his prints are in corporate, museum, and individual collections. Krisch is also well regarded for his iPhone work, as evidenced by the recent publication of an iPhone portfolio in Photograph magazine.

Above Zero:  Photographs from the Polar Regions was supported by the Audrey and Bernard Berman Endowment Fund, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the members and Trustees of the Museum.

Arches II, 2014, digital photograph, archival pigment print, 84 in. wide by 28 in. high


Passage V, 2013, digital photograph, archival pigment print, 20 in. wide by 20 in. high


Fire and Ice, 2014, digital photograph, archival pigment print, 37 in. wide by 19 in. high


Featured image: Arch, 2013, digital photograph, archival pigment print, 56 in. wide by 36 inches high