Polar photographer Chris Linder will present ‘Science on Ice’ lecture Nov. 9

  • Chris Linder, “Science on Ice”
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9; 7 p.m.
  • Dana Commons, Second Floor Lounge

Using images from his newly published book “Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions,” Chris will explore how scientists survive and thrive in the polar regions, from Antarctic penguin colonies to the Greenland Ice Sheet.  Chris will also talk about his career bridging science and the general public through his photography and media skills.

If you’re in need of a 1.5 minute mental health break, watch the book’s trailer now.

Chris Linder uses photography to educate and inspire the public about science.  He works closely with researchers in the field, documenting them as they study the environment—whether it’s from the deck of a ship, penguin colony, or tropical jungle.  His education and training as an oceanographer give him a special insight into photographing science.  Since 2002, he has photographed over two dozen research expeditions, including 14 to the polar regions. His photographs have been featured in museum exhibits, including the Field Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and in books, calendars, and magazines worldwide. He is the author of Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and The Photographer’s Guide to Cape Cod: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (Countryman Press, 2007).

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Geography, Biology Department, Environmental Science Program, and Higgins School of Humanities.