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Exhibit sends chills through viewers
By Amy Schneider

Travelers through Hartsfield-Jackson come from all over the world, but there is one exotic location that very few of them have experienced firsthand. Fortunately, a new exhibit in the Transportation Mall offers visitors to the Airport a glimpse of Antarctica’s majestic terrain.

“Antarctica” between concourses A and D features about 50 pieces by Atlanta-based photographer Santiago Vanegas, who spent time in January 2009 in some of nature’s most unforgiving yet breathtaking conditions.

“These beautiful landscapes capture the unique qualities of this seldom-seen continent and are perfect to attract the interest of the diverse passengers who pass through our Airport every day,” said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

Vanegas was aboard a 240-foot ship, the Ocean Nova, on a photographic expedition. He said that he took more than 11,000 photos of the land that he considers “another planet.”

“I wanted to go to Antarctica because very soon it will be a very different place,” Vanegas wrote on his website. “As we speak, ice shelves the size of entire countries are breaking off the continent and melting into the ocean. Antarctica is dying. Twiddling my thumbs is not an option. I had to go, absorb and tell a story.”

The exhibit will be on display through February 2012. 

Santiago Vanegas’ photos of Antarctica are on display in the Transportation Mall between concourses A and D.

Santiago Vanegas’ photos of Antarctica are on display in the Transportation Mall between concourses A and D.

The photos will be on display through February 2012. 

The photos will be on display through February 2012.

The exhibit features about 50 of the large-scale photographs.

The exhibit features about 50 of the large-scale photographs.

 




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