Photo exhibition Spitsbergen – the Arctic Adventure

The exhibition Spitsbergen—the Arctic Adventure, will take place from 19 February until 31 May at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, Marijas 13/3. Photo exhibition Spitsbergen—the Arctic Adventure is the photographer’s Elīna Banga reminder of the magically savage nature of Spitsbergen and an invitation on a visual journey into the Arctic. 
The pictures were taken in the summer of 2008. “Working as a photographer on a cruise ship provided an opportunity to visit the island of Spitsbergen, which I consider a very unique and peculiar place on earth. I always used to document my trips in pictures, thus combining a photographer’s job with travelling was a logical outcome,” said Elīna Banga.

Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago situated in the Arctic Ocean between Norway, the North Pole and Greenland.   
It is Norway’s share of the Arctic territory with a special international status. 99% of the Spitsbergen area is uninhabited. In 2007, the number of Spitsbergen population amounted to only a couple of thousands—2321 persons. 
The exhibition will reveal a beautiful slideshow of wondrous observations, where time stands still while nature and man communicate in silence.