James Balog, M.S.
Founder and Director, Earth Vision Institute and Extreme Ice Survey
For 40 years, photographer James Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of nature.
His new film The Human Element, is an innovative and visually stunning look at how humanity interacts with earth, air, fire, and water. The film premiered at the San Francisco Film Festival in April 2018; it was commercially released in January 2019.
James and his Extreme Ice Survey team are featured in 2012’s internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning documentary Chasing Ice and in the PBS/NOVA special, Extreme Ice. He is the author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers and seven other books. His photos have been extensively published in major magazines, including National Geographic, and exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide.