While i first saw this video free on tv, i made a point of purchasing it in order to get some support back to. In chasing ice, balog deploys revolutionary timelapse cameras to capture a multiyear record of the worlds changing glaciers. Photographer james balog biography national geographic. Chasing ice is a 2012 documentary film about the efforts of nature photographer james balog and his extreme ice survey eis to publicize the effects of climate change, directed by jeff orlowski. Photographer james balog talks about chasing ice, which won the 2014 news and documentary emmy for outstanding nature programming. Photographer james balog on climate change and chasing ice in the new documentary chasing ice, photographer james balog attempts to capture how the worlds glaciers are being affected by. Over the four decades of his artistic career, james balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era. The first showcases strikingly beautiful photographs of glaciers in greenland, iceland, alaska, canada, the himalayas, the u. In chasing ice, acclaimed national geographic photographer james balog, once a skeptic about climate change, deploys revolutionary timelapse cameras to capture a multiyear record of the worlds changing glaciers.
Chasing ice documents the work of james balog, who aims to illustrate the effects of global warming. Chasing ice, and capturing climate change on film npr. This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 guiness book of world records. James balog scientist, explorer, artist, and photographer james balog is drawn to issues of climate change and its effects on mankind. He and his extreme ice survey team are featured in the 2012 internationally acclaimed, emmy awardwinning documentary chasing ice and in the. Since 2005, renowned nature photographer james balog has devoted himself to capturing glaciers and documenting their daily changes. In an arresting new documentary from the producers of racing extinction, the cove and chasing ice, environmental photographer james balog captures the lives of everyday americans on the front lines of climate change. Fine art and nature photography james balog see more. Chasing ice is a documentary about environmental photographer james balog, who set up timelapse cameras across the arctic to record the melting glaciers. Timelapse proof of extreme ice loss james balog duration. Acclaimed photographer james balog was once a skeptic about climate change. Chasing ice, a new documentary by jeff orlowski, follows awardwinning environmental photographer james balog on his journey to capture rapidly.
James balog speakers bureau and booking agent info. But through his extreme ice survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. December 18, 2012national geographic photographer james balog discusses chasing ice, a new documentary featuring timelapse photographs of the rapidly melting arctic. Chasing ice is the story of one man s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Photographer james balog reads aloud ice diamonds, his poetic ode to stunning pieces of glacier ice he saw washing up on a beach in iceland while filming his 2014 documentary film chasing ice. To reveal the impact of climate change, james founded the extreme ice survey eis, the most wideranging, groundbased, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted. Following the film screening will be a special postfilm discussion with james balog. Extreme ice survey a program of earth vision institute. Presentations james balog and our screening of chasing ice drew a packed house. The threat seemed too abstract, and the science too linked to the sort of computermodel analysis he disdained.
Photos from chasing ice, james balogs chronicle of melting polar glaciers balog has shot all across the northernmost regions of the globe to document the speedand beautyof earths receding ice caps. James balog this 2008 photo released by extreme ice survey shows field technician, adam lewinter on an iceberg in columbia bay, alaska during the filming of chasing ice. Portraits of vanishing glaciers is actually two books in one. James balog documents climate change in the antarctic cbc news. In chasing ice, acclaimed national geographic photographer james balog, once a skeptic about climate change, deploys revolutionary timelapse cameras to capture. But in 2005, he headed to iceland on assignment for national geographic and found himself captivated by the spectacular beauty of the icy landscape and devastated by how it was quickly changing before his eyes. Evi is dedicated to educating and inspiring the public, and fostering the prosperity and health of human society through innovative visual exploration of our changing environment. This photo, by james malog, is so stunning and great as in size.
Vanishing glaciers and changing climate, published by national geographic in 2009, includes essays by awardwinning authorphotographer james balog, along with photos taken at the worlds glaciers from 2006 2009, documenting their dramatic reduction in volume. James balog documents climate change in the antarctic. James balog, an acclaimed photography, brings the best of both worlds into a documentary that highlights the indisputable. One of the trailers shows an astounding view of a glacier calving breaking up into an immense iceberg. In chasing ice, we follow balog across the arctic as he deploys revolutionary timelapse cameras designed for one purpose. For more than 25 years, james balog has broken new ground in the art of photographing nature. James balogvero beach, fljames balog passed march 17, 2019, at the age of 90, from the longterm consequences of a stroke.
He was a resident of vero beach, florida and spring lake, new jersey. James engagement with the students, faculty and staff was superb and inspirational. James balog on capturing our disappearing glaciers. Within months of that first trip to iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life. Filmmaker jeff orlowski profiles national geographic photographer james balog as he endeavors to capture undeniable proof of climate change by launching the ambitious extreme ice survey eis, a project that entails using timelapse photography to document shifting ice glaciers.
An avid mountaineer with a graduate degree in geography and geomorphology, james is equally at home on a himalayan peak or a whitewater river, the african savannah or polar icecaps. James balog, like many great artists and advocates, is a just a tad. But lets say you already accept the reality of climate change. Since that day, chasing ice has screened in more than 172 countries and on all 7 continents. Visit extreme ice survey, a project of earth vision institute. The environmental photographer james balog on a cliff in alaska in a scene from the documentary chasing ice.
Environmental photographer james balog deploys timelapse cameras to capture a multiyear record of the worlds changing glaciers. James balog has been a leader in photographing, understanding and interpreting the natural environment for three decades. James balog photographs disappearing glaciers showing global warming evidence in timelapse photography in the awardwinning documentary chasing ice. Photographer james balog shares new image sequences from the extreme ice survey, a network of timelapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change. Director jeff orlowski and photographer james balog talk. James balogs personal challenges in undertaking the project are also documented, and present an interesting angle to this style of documentary.
It was released in the united states on november 16, 2012. James balog has surveyed and documented glaciers all over the world and produced a series of stunning photographs revealing the beauty. This talk was presented at an official ted conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page. A neverbeforeseen look into the forbidding environment of glaciers, this book celebrates a realm of magnificent endangered beauty. Timelapse proof of extreme ice loss james balog teded.
Chasing ice is as visually stunning as it is socially enlightening. He and the eis team are featured in the 2012 internationally acclaimed, emmy awardwinning documentary, chasing ice, and in the 2009 pbsnova special, extreme ice. Time magazine photographer james nachtwey wrote of his images, each new series represents a quantum. The photography is overwhelmingly beautiful in and of itself, and the timelapse sequences dramatically demonstrate how fast the earths polar regions are losing their ice caps. Biography and booking information for james balog, acclaimed photographer featured in chasing ice, adventurer, and founder of the extreme ice survey. Two decades ago, james balog was one of the people who couldnt wrap his head around the prospect of global warming.
For 35 years, photographer james balog baylog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era. Either way, chasing ice by jeff orlowski is heartstopping in its coverage of the brave and risky attempt by a scientist named james balog and his team of researchers on the extreme ice survey, where extreme refers to their efforts almost more than to the ice. The footage is magnificent and the film is scored very well. In this contemporary take on the beloved book series, five best friends launch a babysitting business thats big.
Portraits of vanishing glaciers founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey eis is an innovative, longterm photography project that merges art and science to give a visual voice to the planets changing ecosystems. As the awardwinning chasing ice, which chronicles balogs monumental endeavor with his extreme ice survey, hits new york on november 9. Chasing ice captures largest glacier calving ever filmed. Chasing ice documents the work of james balog the new. Balogs hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. James balog photography fine art and nature photography.
Photos from chasing ice, james balogs chronicle of melting polar glaciers fil out the form to have the film chasing ice to your theater. Contact all american speakers bureau to inquire about speaking fees and availability, and book the best keynote speaker for your next event. Extreme ice survey eis is a program of earth vision institute evi. Evi funds the work of eis, james balog and collaborators as they unearth unique visual evidence of. Photographer james balog grew up skeptical about climate change. By presenting the footage in as nonpartisan manner as possible, chasing ice avoids tarnishing its message with politics. With rare compassion and heart, the human element inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.567 651 1102 169 1494 1008 799 142 1390 303 1401 1157 1478 923 354 943 477 725 106 1192 1502 1071 1165 632 1218 1467 1054 736 1076 854 1004 412 368 375 283 585 1208 208 1353 1458 1282 876 1454 830 1346