After getting caught outside in yesterday’s epic blizzard in New York City, we decided that in future it’s probably preferable to appreciate the beauty of winter from a safe distance. As such, we’ve compiled a selection of our favorite winter-themed photographs — everything from dew-encrusted butterflies and snow ghosts to the work of some of the world’s most famous landscape photographers.
Alexander Gronsky, The Edge
Young Russian photographer Alexander Gronsky won the Aperture Foundation’s portfolio prize last year, and his work is now on show at the Foundation’s gallery in Chelsea. His work depicts the interaction of civilization and the wilderness, and his winter landscapes are both stark and evocative, with humanity often reduced to small smears of color against an otherwise all-encompassing whiteness.