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

May we have A Show of Hands?

May we have A Show of Hands?

December 3, 2020

This is one of the 50 photographs in the online exhibition A Show of Hands on the website of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, on view now through February 23, 2021. I photographed this exhibit in the Kangerlussuaq Museum on my trip to Greenland in 2018. Here’s a handy (ahem) direct link to the … Read More

Out of Order Fundraiser for Maryland Art Place: July 16-23, 2020

Out of Order Fundraiser for Maryland Art Place: July 16-23, 2020

July 14, 2020

Bidding on Marble Steps, Harlem Park (shown above) opens at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 16, in the annual Out of Order auction for Maryland Art Place (MAP). Marble steps are an iconic image of Baltimore. In the photograph above, a Paulownia tree has aggressively asserted itself with sufficient force to lift chunks of marble and … Read More