Feature - Svalbard Global Seed Vault
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure fortress which houses virtually every single seed known to man. Its mission is to ensure crop diversity and safeguard these seeds from worldwide crises including war, nuclear disaster, and natural catastrophes. It holds more than 860,000 samples of crop diversity.
During one of only two deposits made each year, photographer Jonas Bendiksen was given access to the vault through its operating owner The Crop Trust. Jonas follows the seeds' journey from the airport through four maximum security heavy steel doors, each with their own key codes. Finally, Jonas...