In Search of the Plane Wreck of ’68

In Search of the Plane Wreck of ’68

September 13, 2021

A piece of an old ski lift I passed in search of a US Air Force T-Bird training plane that crashed nearby in 1968, and has been left essentially untouched. I went for what was supposed to be a short uphill walk to view it from a ridge. The ski lift was set up in … Read More

First Days in Kangerlussuaq

First Days in Kangerlussuaq

September 8, 2021

Above, a panorama photographed September 6, 2021, looking southeast from the outskirts of Kangerlussuaq at the hill that dominates that view. Below are two vintage photographs from the Danish Arctic Institute, both taken between September 1950 and July 1951 by a Danish Navy conscript named Bent Helmudt, who was stationed here when it was a … Read More

Of COVID, Copenhagen, and Colonialism

Of COVID, Copenhagen, and Colonialism

September 4, 2021

Kangerlussuaq is called Sondre Strømfjord on this 1957 map of Greenland on display on the ground floor of the Arktisk Institut. The map emphasizes the Danish colonial names in bold lettering, with Greenlandic names present, but in a much smaller font. Those Danish names went by the wayside in 1996 and today you won’t see … Read More

Capturing a Changing Arctic Landscape

Capturing a Changing Arctic Landscape

August 26, 2021

Kangerlussuaq Airport in 1959 (left) and 2018 when I was last there (right). Photo on left by J.E. Saaby-Hansen, Collection of Danish Arctic Institute. In the summer of 2018 I went on an educational tour of the Canadian Arctic and West Greenland. The last stop, Kangerlussuaq, particularly intrigued me: a town of just 500 citizens that … Read More

Chasing Waterfalls in Brooklyn

Chasing Waterfalls in Brooklyn

June 29, 2021

I Am Water Billboard Exhibition One of my photos is now installed in the “I Am Water” outdoor billboard exhibition in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Given the subject matter, it seems almost too literal that it’s at the intersection of Forrest Street and Flushing Avenue (134 Forrest St. to be exact). The photograph shows a … Read More

Article in Yale Climate Connections

Article in Yale Climate Connections

June 7, 2021

Science and conservation journalist Kristen Pope interviewed me for her recent article Artists chronicle climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic, in Yale Climate Connections. Read it here. Pope also discusses  the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective, of which I am a founding member and talked with the curator of our online exhibition Adequate Earth: Artists and Writers in … Read More

Adequate Earth: Artists and Writers in Antarctica • Jan. 28-May 22, 2021

Adequate Earth: Artists and Writers in Antarctica • Jan. 28-May 22, 2021

January 17, 2021

On January 28, 2021, the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective launches its first online exhibition, Adequate Earth: Artists and Writers in Antarctica, which features works by 13 former participants of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (AAWP). The exhibition runs through May 22, 2021, and will be accompanied by a series of … Read More

Announcing the Antarctic Artists & Writers Collective

Announcing the Antarctic Artists & Writers Collective

December 15, 2020

One major bright spot during the pandemic of 2020 has been working with a dynamic group of artists, musicians, and writers to launch a new organization: the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective. The process began on Labor Day Weekend, September 2019, when 13 past participants of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, … Read More