James Balog—Nikon Ambassador

We are pleased to announce that James Balog has been selected as a Nikon Ambassador. The Ambassador Program will create a mutually beneficial collective to help bolster the photo industry and inspiration.

“For the kinds of places I go, the equipment has to be reliable. At 20,000 feet above sea level, or at -30 degrees, the equipment has to work. It can’t fail. Nikon equipment, I’ve been using it for 28 years. It works. And, I’ll continue to work with it as long as I’m shooting pictures.”

Photo by Sven Lindblad

Photo by Sven Lindblad

Nikon Ambassadors are some of the most talented and influential visual artists working in the business today. These gifted, spirited storytellers go above and beyond most, and are admired for their passion, energy and commitment to their craft. Their investment in, and trust, of the Nikon brand are cornerstones to their image making abilities.

As a loyal Nikon partner, Nikon Ambassadors’ commitment and contributions to the photographic industry throughout their careers have influenced and inspired photographers around the world; while their desire to educate and empower other image makers around them has become a part of their daily business. From workshops to trade show platforms, online learning and social media; Nikon Ambassadors represent the most versatile and ambitious photographers today. These visual artists are respected around the globe for their vision and accomplishments.

The dedication to advancing the art of visual storytelling while embracing and mastering the latest technologies and trends in the field are paramount to these photographers being selected as Nikon Ambassadors.

As the top visual storytellers of this era, their advanced techniques, unprecedented creativity and tenacious approach to imaging solutions is demonstrated assignment after assignment, each and every time they pick up a Nikon camera.

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Photo by Adam LeWinter

“For the EIS project, we used Nikon D200 and D300 bodies, secured in weatherproof housings. Powered by solar panels, batteries and other electronics, they are able to withstand temperatures as low as -40˚F and winds as strong as 160 mph, as well as blizzards, landslides and avalanches.”

The Nikon Ambassadors are authorized by Nikon to demonstrate to the public and professional image makers the capabilities and use of Nikon imaging products, but the expressive content of their work is solely their own. Nikon Ambassadors are independent contractors and visual artists and are not employees of Nikon. Nikon Ambassadors are responsible for the content of their photographs, websites, exhibitions, and visual images and the manner in which such content and images are obtained. Any messages, beliefs, or viewpoints expressed in the Nikon Ambassadors’ photographs, websites, exhibitions, or visual images do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs or viewpoints of Nikon or any Nikon employee.

 

EARTH VISION INSTITUTE

Support Earth Vision Institute, the non-profit founded by James Balog. EVI is dedicated to educating and inspiring the public, and fostering the prosperity and health of human society through innovative visual exploration of our changing environment.

Earth Vision Institute

EXTREME ICE SURVEY

Visit Extreme Ice Survey, a project of Earth Vision Institute. EIS is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems.

Extreme Ice Survey

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Jökulsárlón Iceland, 2 March 2009. Ice diamond, from ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers. portrait_of_milla Jökulsárlón, Iceland, 16 June 2011. Ice diamond, from ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam LeWinter surveys Birthday Canyon, from ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers. Jökulsárlón Iceland, 7 February 2008. Ice diamond. Icebergs float across the lagoon, breaking into smaller and smaller pieces as they go, then flow into the waves of the North Atlantic, from ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers Jökulsárlón, Iceland, 16 June 2011. Ice diamond, from ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers Iceland, April 2010: Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland; ice melts in the foreground. Boulder County, Colorado, September 2010: After Fourmile Canyon Fire. Boulder County, Colorado, September 2010: After Fourmile Canyon Fire. Scorched homesite and melted aluminum chairs, Sunshine Canyon. Louisiana, June 2010: Gulf oil disaster aftermath. Cajun oysterman with grandson holds crude oil-filled net.