San Francisco, CA –January 13, 2008 – Author, adventurer and nature photographer James Balog has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure by the Rowell Award Judging Panel.
The award will be presented on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko. The event is sponsored by the Rowell Legacy Committee and its partners, The Yosemite Fund and the Commonwealth Club of California.
The Rowell Award celebrates the accomplishments of famed adventurers and photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002. The Rowell Award honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the people who inhabit these lands and regions.
James Balog’s images have reflected a lifelong involvement with the outdoors and his quest to understand the complex relationship between humans and the environment. His work grows out of a passion for the environment as an artist, scientist, explorer and adventurer. He is the author of six books, including Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife, which were hailed as major breakthroughs in nature photography. Balog’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outside, Vanity Fair and Life. He is a contributing editor to National Geographic Adventure. His provocative photographs have received widespread international acclaim and have been exhibited in prominent arts institutions worldwide. His latest project, the Extreme Ice Survey, involves Balog and his team installing 26 time-lapse cameras on 16 glaciers in five countries that will produce over 300,000 images. www.rowellaward.com
Rowell Legacy CommitteeHonorary Chairs
Bob & Beth Cushman
Ray & Nicole Rowell Ryan
The Rowell Award
Nicole Rowell Ryan
THE ROWELL LEGACY COMMITTEE
fulfilling its mission in partnership with
THE YOSEMITE FUND and THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
with offices located at
The Yosemite Fund • 155 Montgomery St., Suite 1104 • San Francisco, CA 94104 • (415) 434-1782 • www.rowellaward.com