22. James Balog

Since 2007, Balog has been working on what he calls an Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) "to tell the story of a planet in flux." Balog's approach incorporates innovative forms of time-lapse imagery and technology. Balog has led a team of others to work in the Arctic to assist in photographing and revealing the astounding rate at which ice is melting and how that affects the world around us. As a part of the ongoing project, EIS has installed 27 time-lapse cameras at a number of secluded areas in Iceland, Nepal, Alaska, Greenland, and the Rocky Mountains.

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Above: Extreme Ice Survey Project, 2007—ongoing