James Balog Quotes

James Balog Quotes: The 'New Yorker' asked me to shoot a story on climate change in 2005, and I wound up going to Iceland to shoot a glacier. The real story wasn't the beautiful white top. It ended up being at the terminus of the glacier where it's dying.
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James Balog Quote: The problem is almost everybody is just recording the world with home photographic toys, not doing metaphor or ideas. We have a photographic culture that's not conditioned to think in terms of symbol.
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Quotes about James Balog: In some cases, I allow the edge of the set, the edge of my own artificial, artistic imposition, to show up because I don't want to hide from that. I want to acknowledge that there is a living human and a living eye and a living mind and a living heart responding to what's going on out there.
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Quote about James Balog: Early in my career I discovered that there was something really special about photographing at night that places your mind on the surface of the planet. You're no longer just a human being walking around in the regular world. You're a human animal striding around on the surface of the planet that's out in the middle of the galaxy. We as a culture, we're forgetting that we are actually natural organisms and that we have this very deep connection and contact with nature. You can't divorce civilization from nature. We totally depend on it.
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