Over the past seven years, Tina Freeman has photographed the wetlands of Louisiana and the glacial landscapes of the the Arctic and Antarctica. In Lamentations, Freeman pairs images from these dissimilar regions in a series of diptychs that function as stories about climate change, ecological balance, and the symbiotic relationship between disparate environments over time. Each pairing is chosen for the ways in which they relate, aesthetically and practically, demonstrating how rising sea level along the coast of Louisiana is both visually and physically connected to melting glaciers at the poles, despite the separation of vast distances. The large, color photographs in Lamentations make plain the crucial, threatening, and global dialogue between water in two physical states.

20140225_Jökulsárólon_069 Glacial lagoon in southern Iceland | 20140418_Avoca_Island_377 A healthy freshwater marsh near Morgan City

2014 | 2014

Tina Freeman

Archival inkjet print

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman

20130223_BrownBluff_WeddellSea_031 A tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea, about two kilometers long | 20140101_Avoca_Island_216 Near Morgan City, southwest of New Orleans, a lake that formed on a former island due to a man-made breech in the levee

2013 | 2014

Tina Freeman

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman

20140222_Dritvik_016 Ice along a stream, western Iceland | 20130911_Louisiana_Deltas_270 Healthy marsh along the lower Mississippi River, just west of South Pass

2014 | 2013

Tina Freeman

Archival inkjet print

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman

20150624_Ilulissat_Greenland_701 The Ilulissat Cemetery, Greenland | 20100625_GrandIsle_015 Cemetery at Leeville, Louisiana

2015 | 2010

Tina Freeman

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman

20180402_Svalbard_103 Sea ice breaking up in late winter | 20170404_Wetland_Aerials_002 Louisiana wetlands southeast of New Orleans on the east side of the river, south of the Caernarvon diversion

2018 | 2017

Tina Freeman

Archival inkjet print

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman

20180401_Svalbard_804 Loose pancake ice forming | 20140417_Avoca_Island_179 Wild iris blooming

2018 | 2014

Tina Freeman

Archival inkjet print

Courtesy of the artist, © Tina Freeman