Photography Exhibition on Polar Regions Opens at UN Headquarters

12 January 2011: A joint photography exhibition by two Swedish photographers opened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 12 January 2011. “Once Upon a Time … in Antarctica,” by Stig Gustafsson, presents Antarctica's animal life and landscapes, dry valleys, glaciers and ice floes, and “Gateway to the Arctic,” by Jens Thuresson, presents images from the northern polar region.

Both exhibits are presented at the UN by the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. By focusing on Antarctica and the Arctic, two unique regions that reflect the health of our planet, this joint exhibition aims to draw attention to the challenges of climate change and global warming.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. [UN Press Release]