Lorraine Turci

© Lorraine Turci


My work is concerned with landscapes faraway, journey and memory.

Akmê (from the ancient Greek word “summit”) is a series of 19 photographs taken within this last year in arctic and antarctic polar zones. It falls both within a documentary approach made of distant sobriety, and a research of aesthetic writing.

Mountains of Arctic Spitsbergen, Chilean fjords, Tierra del Fuego or the Antarctic Peninsula — the summits are dissimilar but somehow always the same. Inaccessible, indomitable, they are isolated from their landscape to be unified in a resurgence of the sublime.

Tangible marks of the changes of the planet, these heights are out of scale, appeased in temporality.

— Lorraine Turci, Montreal, Canada

© Lorraine Turci

© Lorraine Turci3