Chasing Ice, 2012, is the story of acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. In the spring of 2005, Balog headed to the Arctic with a band of adventurers on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images that tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Created using revolutionary time-lapse cameras in brutal conditions, the photographer’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and show ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
The trip north opened Balog’s eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog comes face to face with his own mortality.
Also don’t miss: CATALIN, artist Charles Long’s newly commissioned winter/spring 2014 exhibition at the Jones Center, which incorporates video footage from this eye-opening documentary.