Jean De Pomereu is a Science journalist and photographer whose work is focused on Antarctic landscape. Sans Nom is one of his series realized in the last ten years. Jean first visited Antarctica in 2003. He has returned on numerous occasions as a member of different artistic and scientific expeditions.
In December 2006, he was the official photographer for Lita Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis Antarctica: the largest and most ambitious arts project ever undertaken in Antarctica. In 2008-09, within the context of the 4th International Polar Year, he was the first foreigner to accompany a Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition.
Photographs from his expanding body of Antarctic work have been exhibited in galleries and museums in France, Belgium, Spain, the UK, the US, China and New Zealand.
With a Masters degree from the Scott Polar Research Institute, at the University of Cambridge, Jean also lectures on the visual interpretation of Antarctica, is involved in editorial projects focusing on early Antarctic photography, and contributes reports and interviews on the subject of polar research.
Icebergs without names. Totems of the underworld transiting at the frozen interface of water and atmosphere; born of the perpetual transformation of the physical realm. At a time when the vulnerability of the chryosphere is made increasingly apparent by the work of scientists, this series of photographs, Sans Nom, seek to evoke the fragility, as well as the generative power of ice.
Text and images © Jean De Pomereu