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Chasing Ice

Monday, May 20, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Introduced by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH

Environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic in 2005 for National Geographic. His assignment: to capture images as evidence of the Earth’s changing climate. Balog had been a skeptic about climate change, but that first trip opened his eyes and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. With the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog and his team deployed revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

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