Founded in 2007 by James Balog, EIS is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a "visual voice" to the planet's changing ecosystems. One aspect of EIS is an extensive portfolio of single-frame photos celebrating the beauty, art and architecture of ice. The other aspect of EIS is time-lapse photography. Currently, 27 cameras are deployed at 18 glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, the Nepalese Himalaya, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. These cameras record changes in the glaciers every half hour, year-round during daylight, yielding approximately 8,000 frames per camera per year. We edit the time-lapse images into stunning videos that reveal how fast climate change is transforming large regions of the planet. Finally, EIS supplements the time-lapse record with episodic repeat photography in the French and Swiss Alps, Canada, Iceland, and Bolivia.
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May 3, 2010
Art meets science in this stunning look at our changing planet. Internationally acclaimed photographer, adventurer and naturalist James...