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Nicholas School LEAF Award

presented by the Nicholas School of the Environment

James Balog

  • Saturday, April 12 | 2pm
  • Griffith Film Theater • General Seating
  • Free
James Balog, who was featured in the acclaimed documentary Chasing Ice and has exhibited work in more than 100 museums and galleries worldwide, will receive the 2014 Duke LEAF Award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts in an hour-long ceremony that includes music and a presentation of his work.

Best known for his dramatic photos and time-lapse videos documenting the rapid melting of ancient glaciers as a result of climate change, Balog has been a leader in photographing and artistically interpreting the natural environment for three decades.  He and his Extreme Ice Survey team were featured in the internationally acclaimed 2012 documentary Chasing Ice and in the 2009 NOVA special Extreme Ice.  He is the author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers and seven other books.