Olaf Otto Becker

Olaf Otto Becker

B. Germany, 1959

The Works

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Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 02, Lake, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

2

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Swamp Forest 01, black water, Kalimantan, Indonesia

2012

Archival pigment print

3

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 06, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

4

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 7, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 11, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Swamp Forest 06, late dusk, Indonesia

2012

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Swamp Forest 04, black water, South Kalimantan

Archival pigment print

8

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 03, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ghost Trees after Deforestation, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

10

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 18, Roots, Malaysia

2012

Archival pigment print

11

Olaf Otto Becker

Redwoods 02, California

2009

Archival pigment print

12

Olaf Otto Becker

Primary Forest 1, Waterway, Malaysia

2013

Archival pigment print

13

Olaf Otto Becker

After Deforestation, Central Kalimantan

2012

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Deforestation of Primary Forest, Central Kalimantan

Archival pigment print

15

Olaf Otto Becker

Erosion After Logging of Mangroves 6, Rangsang Island

Archival pigment print

16

Olaf Otto Becker

Bushfire Lit to Clear Land, Australia

2008

Archival pigment print

17

Olaf Otto Becker

Russian Fishing Trawler

2002

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

827 Nuussuaq, 07/2006 74° 06’45” N, 57° 03’32” W

2006

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Qimmeq, Nuussauq, 07/2006 74°06’36” N, 57°03′ 32″ W

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

579 Oquaatsut, 07/2003 69° 20’23” N, 51° 00’15” W

2003

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

794 S” Atut, 07/2005 70° 48’42” N, 51° 37’42” W

2005

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Tasiussaq 3, 07/2006 73°22’09” N, 56° 04’56” W

2006

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

804 Tasiussaq, 07/2006 73° 22’09” N, 56° 04’56” W

2006

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

705 Nuussuaq, 07/2006 74° 06’45” N, 57° 03’32” W

2006

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 04

2014

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Umanak

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Iceberg Rodebay 2, 07/2003, 69° 22’16” N, 50° 54’08” W

2003

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat Icefjord 05

2003

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 18

2015

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 03

2014

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 24, 07/2015

2015

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat Icefjord 6, 07/2003 69° 11’58” N, 51° 07’08” W

2003

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 51

2015

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 10

2016

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 11

2016

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 06

2014

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Oquaatsut 5, 07/2003 69° 19’57” N, 51° 00’23” W

2003

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ikerasak, Qarajaqs Icefjord 2

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ikerasak, Qarajaqs Icefjord 1, 07/2005 70° 29’46” N, 51° 18’14” W

2005

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Ilulissat 13, Diptych

2015

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Branches with Plums

2018

Two archival pigment prints

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Olaf Otto Becker

Inland Ice 5

2007

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Above Zero, River 1, 07, 2007, Position 13

Archival pigment print

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Olaf Otto Becker

Above Zero, River 2, Position 1

2008

Archival pigment print

Olaf Otto Becker

B. Germany 1959

olaf otto becker

B. Germany 1959

Biography

Olaf Otto Becker’s first project, Under the Nordic Light (2005) documented the dramatic landscape of Iceland. His subsequent project Broken Line (2003-2006), explored the effects of global warming on the coastal landscape of Greenland and the glaciers that form there. The project took him on a 4000km journey along the west coast of Greenland alone in a rubber zodiac raft, documenting the landscape with a large format camera. The artist claims, ‘I was interested in a wild, unspoiled landscape. I was interested in a place where the landscape developed on its own.’ In this series, Becker surveys the relationship between the fragile arctic landscapes and the people who live and work there, presenting the immense architectural-like summits of the western coast of Greenland. Similarly, his following project, Reading the Landscape continues his exploration of environmental concerns focused on ravaged rainforests and the effects of deforestation, this time over a range of Asiatic geographies – Malaysia, Borneo and Singapore.

Olaf Otto Becker was born in Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany in 1959. Becker is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine. His first publication Under the Nordic Light (2005) was nominated for the Rencontres D’Arles Book award. He has been nominated twice for the Prix Pictet award in both 2008 and 2012. His work has been exhibited internationally in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Exhibitions

1

Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line

13.6 - 7.72018

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