James Balog Bio

Founder & Director, Extreme Ice Survey / Creative Director, Earth Vision Trust

James Balog (“BAY-log”) has been a leader in photographing and artistically interpreting the natural environment for three decades. He and his Extreme Ice Survey team are featured in the 2012 internationally-acclaimed, award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, and in the 2009 NOVA special, Extreme Ice. James has been honored with many awards, including, in recent years, an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta, the American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society, and the Heinz Award. 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 more than one hundred museums and galleries worldwide. In 2009, he served as a NASA representative at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-15) in Copenhagen.