Ice Edge

Born in Scheveningen, a Dutch fishing village on the North Sea coast, De Jong experienced the grandeur of the elements from an early age and her fascination of the sea was almost inevitable. However, for a long time 'that sea' seemed too complex and abstract for photographic paper.

Going through an old family album, she found a small photo of her father, which would initiate the Ice Edge project. That picture taken in 1955, shows Pieter de Jong, engineer of a small coaster, standing next to the ship on the ice of the Danish Isefjord. The ship is frozen fast in the ice and is waiting for an icebreaker.

In two successive years De Jong went in search of the new Ice Edge, with voyages through the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia made possible by the Koninklijke Wagenborg shipping company.