The award-winning photographer James Balog will deliver a talk and
multi-media presentation on the Extreme Ice Survey in Bunker Auditorium at
7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 10. Balog's appearance at Mines is sponsored by the Hennebach Program in the Humanities.
James Balog's Extreme Ice Survey is a monumental and stunning look at the
impact of climate change on the world's glaciers. Using time-lapse
photography over periods of years, conventional photography, and video, the
EIS is the most wide-ranging visual glacier study ever conducted. The EIS
team has stationed 27 time-lapse cameras at 15 sites in Greenland, Iceland,
Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains and does annual repeat photography in
Iceland, the Alps, and Bolivia.
Balog's work has received international acclaim, including the Leica Medal
of Excellence and the premier awards for nature and science photography at
World Press Photo in Amsterdam. His exhibitions have been shown at more
than a hundred museums and galleries around the world. His work has
appeared in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Life, Vanity Fair, the New
York Times Magazine, Audubon, and Outside. He is the first-ever recipient
of the International League of Conservation Photographers Award. Balog is
the author of six books, including Tree: A New Vision of the American
Forest and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife, which was widely hailed as a major conceptual breakthrough in nature photography.
The EIS website: http://www.extremeicesurvey.org/
For more information, contact Dan Miller, 303-273-3731, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free and open to the public