Mårten Lange – ‘Chicxulub’

Mårten Lange’s ‘Chicxulub’ – a story of a journey to a lost world as a part of the cycle of creation, evolution and destruction.

Mårten Lange - Chicxulub

Mårten Lange – Chicxulub

 

Located at the Yucatán coast in Mexico, near a small fishing village called Chicxulub, the Earth was hit by an asteroid about 66 million years ago. The impact led to the extinction of the dinosaurs along with more than 75% of all species on the planet. The crater is half a mile underground now, so there are no obvious visual traces left of this dramatic event.

“I’ve been fascinated by dinosaurs and prehistory since I was a child. The Chicxulub impact event has become something mythic in my mind… But how can I make a story about something that is so far in the past, something invisible, beyond the reach of photographic observation? By creating photographs of flora, fauna and ruins that had something violent, apocalyptic, ancient or cataclysmic to unfold the themes of evolution, extinction and exploration.”

 

Mårten Lange - Chicxulub

Mårten Lange – Chicxulub

 

The series is published in a photo book.