Eastern View of the Upper and Lower Dachstein Mountains, 1885
© Albertina, Vienna - On permanent loan from the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics (Höhere Graphische
Bundes-, Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt), Vienna
Frozen landscapes have always exerted a strong fascination on the public. The invention of photography made it possible to
capture and reproduce a specific moment in nature, and photographers were especially drawn to remote parts of the world like
glaciers and polar wastes. This years annual photo exhibition at the Albertina is devoted to this form of landscape
photography. Works by mid-19th century pioneers of the genre are contrasted with contemporary approaches.