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James Balog, April 12, 2018, January 8, 2020

 File — Box: 10, Item: DVD 11-6-1392-122-BD
Identifier: I

Scope and Contents

Contains digital video of photographer James Balog’s appearance on April 12, 2018 in Alumni Arena as part of the 2017-2018 Distinguished Speakers Series.

Introduction to speaker by Professor of Geology Jason Briner (00:10), followed by James Balog’s speech. Speech includes a slideshow of photographs. Speech topics include: integration previously separate topics (04:45), video of firefighters (12:15), glaciers (20:30). Speech followed by a question and answer session moderated on the stage by Jason Briner and from the floor by the Director of Community Relations, Tess Morrisey (36:40). Questions include: Do you have examples of people being convinced of climate change by your photography? (37:55); When did you first realize you can change people’s lives? (40:00); Which comes first, social advocacy or the style of your photography? (41:40); What you think is the biggest barrier to the acceptance of climate change in public education? (44:20); Was the message clear when filming Chasing Ice? (47:20); Are we past the tipping point of climate change? (49:30); What was the most exciting part of the glacier time lapse? (51:30); What can UB do to help promote sustainability? (54:15) Has your photography been used by scientists to discover how things work? (56:45); How has wildlife been affected been by fires and melting ice? (57:45); what advice do you have for aspiring photographers? (1:00:00); What inspires you? (1:03:05); What do you see in people’s actions that gives you hope? (1:05:55). Video ends (1:08:39).


  • April 12, 2018
  • Migrated: January 8, 2020


Conditions Governing Access

The recording of the Distinguished Speaker Series event with James Balog, April 12, 2018 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.


0.384 Gigabytes (1 file (1:08:39 hours))

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Existence and Location of Originals

DVD 11-6-1392-122-BD

Processing Information

Digital files created by William Regan and the Office of Special Events were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including compact discs and digital optical discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. Some folder titles and file titles were altered to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.

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