James Balog was born in Pennsylvania in 1952. He has a degree in Communications from Boston College, a Masters Degree in Geomorphology, and an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta. For 35 years, Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of our planet’s natural systems. To reveal the impact of climate change, he founded the Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-­‐ranging, ground-­‐based, photographic study of glaciers every conducted. He and the EIS team are featured in the 2012 internationally acclaimed documentary Chasing Ice. James has received many honors including the Heinz Award. His work is in dozens of public and private art collections. He is the author of eight books.

Work from the Series “Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers”
10 large scale images from his series “Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers” that show the effects of climate change on arctic ice and glaciers.