Photo Friday: Send Us Your Glacier Selfies

1 April 2016, by

At GlacierHub, we don’t just love science— we’re passionate about art and photography, too. We’ve featured work by Zaria Forman and Diane Burko, and each Friday we share photographs of glaciers and other mountain scenes. Now we’re excited to try something new: We’d like to invite our readers to share photographs that you’ve taken of […]

‘Ice Cubed’: A Conference on the Many Sides of Ice on April 15

30 March 2016, by

As melting polar icecaps and receding glaciers have generated a global consciousness of the planet’s fragility, ice is now more than ever a subject of fascination and analysis, whether historically or in the contemporary world. On April 15-16, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University will host Ice Cubed–a two-day conference exploring […]

Photo Friday: Mia Baila’s “Portraits of Ice”

18 March 2016, by

Mia Baila has been painting glaciers in Alaska since she first saw them in 2008. In an email to Glacierhub, she wrote that she describes these paintings of glaciers as “Portraits of Ice,” and wrote that the process of representing a glacier in a painting is similar to the process of capturing the uniqueness of a […]

Artist Jodi Patterson and the ‘Emergency of Now’

16 March 2016, by

As a painter, Jodi Patterson spent decades inside a studio. Now, as a landscape photographer, she uses photography as a platform for activism. Glaciers and icebergs, both susceptible to climate change, are a frequent subject of hers. She also enjoys photographing landscapes like rivers with waterfalls and mountain ranges. Since 1989, Patterson has been exhibiting […]

For Jill Pelto, Science Intersects With Art

8 March 2016, by

Jill Pelto aspires to use art, especially screen printing, to communicate climate change, rising sea levels, and the state of threatened species to the world. She has a background in both art and science— she graduated from the University of Maine in 2015 with a double major in Studio Art and Earth Science— and says […]

Ancient Cultures Inspire Current Adaptations in the Andes

3 March 2016, by

On 24 February, GlacierHub’s managing editor, Ben Orlove, gave a talk titled “Bodies, Objects, and Power in Andean Landscapes and Waterscapes” at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. His lecture was one of a series of public talks linked to the exhibit “Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World,” the first major display […]

Zaria Forman’s Quest to Capture Ice as Art Before It’s Gone

1 March 2016, by

Zaria Forman is taking pastel drawings to a whole new level by creating photo-realist drawings of areas susceptible to climate change. She believes that artists have a special responsibility to showcase the effects of our changing climate, and has dedicated her work to doing just that. Her paintings capture lighting and depth so convincingly that a […]

Life by Ice: An Alaskan Poet’s Account

18 February 2016, by

I couldn’t have known, ten years ago, how that first little taste of Wrangell Mountains backcountry would lead to an obsession with glaciers. I’d had some first dates with Alaska’s Kennicott Valley in prior years, including memorable forays on the accessible Root Glacier. It set the hook hard, with its crisp trim lines, succession zones, […]

Photo Friday: Project Pressure’s Greenland Journey

29 January 2016, by

Project Pressure is a glacier photography project that has been documenting glaciers and partnering with photographers since 2008. Last year, photographers Mariele Neudecker and Klaus Thymann journeyed to southwest Greenland for the project. The team traveled by boat from the settlement of Narsarsuaq around a peninsula to  Quoroc Bay. The purpose was to record the place where the glaciers […]

Historical Glacier Photos To Be Available Online Soon

21 January 2016, by

A recent grant to two institutions in Colorado will permit a large collection of historical glacier photographs to be digitized, making them more readily available to researchers and to the public at large. Until now, access to these print images was limited to those who could travel to see them. The $148,586 grant from the Council on […]

Photo Friday: John Singer Sargent’s Glaciers

8 January 2016, by

The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses several works by the artist John Singer Sargent. Born in Florence in January 1856 to an American couple, Sargent is known for his landscapes and his portraits. Growing up, the artist traveled extensively around Europe. Several of the drawings below come from a sketchbook Sargent had at age 14 […]

Photo Friday: Ice Watch at Place du Panthéon, Paris for COP21

11 December 2015, by

The Ice Watch is an artwork by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing on the occasion of COP21 – the meeting of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. There are twelve immense blocks of ice, harvested from free-floating icebergs in a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, arranged in clock formation on the Place du […]