A recently published article examines the contributions of the Bergfilm- or “mountain film”- to contemporary environmental views. The article specifically reviews two films by German geologist and cinematographer, Arnold Fanck.
Ghanimat Azhdari, a member of the Qashqai nomadic people of southwestern and central Iran, spent her life researching and promoting Indigenous-driven conservation efforts throughout Central Asia and the world. She perished on January 8, 2020 when Iranian security forces mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner, killing all on board.
The Twitter profile Canadian Paintings showcases a variety of paintings by Canadian artists from past and current centuries. Among the artwork reproduced on this feed are images of glaciers and mountain environments. Canadian landscapes are particularly highlighted.
Construction of a mountain airport has landed the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru—a world heritage site—on the World Monument Fund’s “Watch List.” Archaeologists, environmentalists, and social activists worry that greater access to the region will lead to unrestrained tourism, putting ancient sites, traditional ways of living, and fragile environments at risk.
A recent paper describes a song from 120 years ago that a Huna Tlingit woman named Mary Sheakley first sang after an encounter with wolves in Glacier Bay Alaska. Just as remarkable is the spontaneous recollection of it decades later by her younger clan sister after being nearly lost to time.
A half second blip in the newly released animated kids film “Abominable,” was all it took to aggravate a decades-old geopolitical controversy in Southeast Asia in October. The film—about a lovable yeti and his child companions’ journey to the Himalayas—has been banned in Vietnam and Malaysia, and boycotted in the Philippines.
Glacier National Park has digitized and uploaded photographs from the 1940s through the 1960s. These photos provide a glimpse into the past and reveal how the landscape within the park has changed over time.
Companies from Sierra Mist and Evian to Iceland Glacier and Gatorade seek to tie their brands to the sublime experience of visiting a glacier landscape or being subsumed by the environment of the high mountains and polar regions.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spoke at Columbia University about his art and the role it can play in inspiring action on climate change.
The alpine photographer, who’s also an avid hiker and climber, speaks with GlacierHub about her most recent exhibition and the role of the photographer in a world increasingly shaped by climate change.
Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.
The charity connects visual artists and scientists focused on documenting the declining state of the world’s glaciers. The group’s latest exhibition is on display at the National History Museum, Vienna until September 1.