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Jonas Bendiksen
Norwegian, b. 1977
Sep 21, 2016
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... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 1, 2015
Pete Bethune, an extreme eco-warrior from New Zealand, and his team of former special forces soldiers form a highly unusual group of environmental activists. Using the high-tech, high-speed, high-risk tactics of Navy Seals, SAS and other military forces, they attempt to board boats they suspect of fishing illegally, spend weeks in the jungle tracking poachers and conduct electronic surveillance.

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Dec 4, 2012
Myre harbor with the fish feed factory. More...
Nov 19, 2012
Schoolyard with ice floes More...
Nov 12, 2012
Two refugees from Somalia in their room in an asylum center. More...