Walking in Antarctica Begins Its Run

Walking in Antarctica Begins Its Run

August 22, 2022

Part of of “A Walk Over the Canada Glacier” from Walking in Antarctica when it premiered in 2017 at Goucher College, Baltimore. The four photos shown above and one below are among the 33 photos and 4 sculptures now on view as the first stop of a five-year tour of Helen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica … Read More

From Antarctica to Jupiter

From Antarctica to Jupiter

August 17, 2022

In 2015 I photographed the underside of sea ice from inside the underwater Observation Tube in Antarctica in 2015. The Ob Tube, as it’s known around McMurdo Station, is a steel manhole with windows that is inserted through the ice adjoining McMurdo Station during the research season. This photo was just licensed by the University of Texas to illustrate an … Read More

The Print Center 96th Annual

The Print Center 96th Annual

May 3, 2022

Big Bird, Los Angeles Street — shown above framed and hanging in our home — is one of five of my photos from my Urban Tree Portraits series now on view online in The Print Center 96th Annual (the rest are shown below). The Print Center is a venerable Philadelphia institution — as you may have surmised from the fact … Read More

Walking the Shores of Tasersuatsiaq (aka Lake Ferguson)

Walking the Shores of Tasersuatsiaq (aka Lake Ferguson)

November 19, 2021

Panorama of Tasersuatsiaq (also known as Lake Ferguson) with boathouses of the Kangerlussuaq Roklub (Rowing Club). South of Kangerlussuaq is a bridge over Qinnguata Kuussua (the Watson River) and a fork in the gravel road. Turn left and the road climbs Black Ridge and the TACAN, bear right and the road follows the edge of … Read More

Visible Effects of Climate Change at the Russell Glacier

Visible Effects of Climate Change at the Russell Glacier

November 2, 2021

The effects of a warming climate over the past 67 years can be seen in comparing these two photos. The loss of ice from the Russell Glacier at the edge of the Greenland ice cap is noticeable when comparing the photo above that I took in September 2021 with the one below taken in 1954 … Read More

Close, Closer, Closest: Salix glauca, an Arctic Dwarf Willow

Close, Closer, Closest: Salix glauca, an Arctic Dwarf Willow

October 4, 2021

The rolling hills of the tundra around Kangerlussuaq are covered with small shrubs — nothing grows higher than a few feet in the Arctic climate. One common plant is Salix glauca, a dwarf species of willow. During September, it was covered with fibrous white cottony tufts with tiny black seeds. The top photo shows a … Read More

Initial Reflections on My Greenland Experience

Initial Reflections on My Greenland Experience

September 30, 2021

Yesterday I made the long trip home from the Arctic village of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, where I spent the month of September documenting its an unusual geopolitical and cross-cultural history. Having been thwarted by the pandemic from beginning it in summer of 2020 as planned, in mid-July I jumped on the sudden opportunity to book flights … Read More

Welcome to Sondrestrom Air Base

Welcome to Sondrestrom Air Base

September 20, 2021

The air traffic control tower at the Sondrestrom Air Base in Kangerlussuaq with a decorative sign on the roof of the building behind it and a welcome sign with the names of the unit and the base commander in front of it appears in many vintage photographs from the 1960s and ’70s. Above, a 1972 … Read More