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Founded in 2007 by photographer James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term project to reveal the impact of climate change on the Earth's polar and alpine landscapes. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy of the changing landscape.

For three decades, James Balog has been a leader in photographing and interpreting the natural environment. He has been honored with many awards, including the Heinz Award, the Missouri School of Journalism's Honor Medal for Distinguished Service, and the American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society. The Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever conducted, is featured in the highly acclaimed documentary Chasing Ice (2012). Balog has produced eight photo books based on his research, most recently ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers (2012).

This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a complete listing of series events, click here.

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ICP gratefully acknowledges our partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University | Earth Institute, The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, and The Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn, in developing and presenting public programs to accompany the exhibition Sebastião Salgado: Genesis.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
International Research Institute

Climate Week NYC

Human Impacts Institute


Image: James Balog, Jökulsárlón, Iceland, March 4, 2005. Icebergs that originated in the vast expanse of the Vatnajokull decay and melt in a tidal lagoon. From ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers. © James Balog.