2017-2018 USAP Field Season
Portraits of Place at Palmer Station
Mr. Shaun Michael O'Boyle
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Supporting Stations: ARSV Laurence M. Gould
The artist will sail on the ARSV Laurence M. Gould (LMG) for a round-trip cruise to Palmer Station, Antarctica. He will photograph life and science on board the LMG as well as the vessel’s architecture and functional spaces. At Palmer Station, he will photograph station interiors, exteriors, and infrastructure, alone and with the surrounding landscape and seascape. These images can then be used for comparison purposes for the planned infrastructure upgrades to Palmer Station. The artist will also visit and document other field sites, including Cape Shirreff and Old Palmer Station, when accessible by small boat.
Field Season Overview
The artist is scheduled to sail on the LMG17-10 cruise. During the cruise he will photograph the vessel and participants in various locations where and when permission is granted. Areas include but are not limited to open deck, lounge, laboratories and public spaces. Under his own permit, he will participate in one of the first small boat launches in support of the NOAA/AMLR Cape Shirreff camp put-in. During the put-in he will photograph the small boat operations, camp, landscape and participants.
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