The Majesty of the Khumbu

  • Photographer Rae Begley

This series, by artist Rae Begley, was captured at Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lake in Nepal in 2016 and is the first instalment in a study of glaciers and an exploration of their decline in sacred mountain landscapes. These exquisitely detailed landscapes are majestic reminders that the earth is a living planet of complex beauty under threat. “Glaciers are measurable and so the impact of the melt can be seen quite clearly over a period of time. Ultimately I wanted to celebrate the soaring beauty and also highlight the underlying darkness of the Himalayas in current times and evoke a sense of urgency from the viewer bout the impact of climate change” says the artist.

The Majesty of the Khumbu

Transcendence 3, 2016

The Majesty of the Khumbu

The End, 2016

The Majesty of the Khumbu

Grounding Line, 2016

The Majesty of the Khumbu

Transcendence 3, 2016