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Landscape Art, Helen Glazer, Antarctica, Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell, Photograph, 2015/2017


Helen Glazer (b. 1955)
Canada Glacier from Lake Fryxell, Antarctica
American: 2015/2017 (photographed/printed)
Archival pigment print with UV laminate, ed. 1/1
32.5 x 50 inches, overall
33.75 x 51.25 inches, white wood frame

Photograph of a section of the massive, spired 60-foot-high side of the Canada Glacier in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, photographed from the frozen surface of Lake Fryxell. Glazer photographed the Antarctic landscape as a grantee of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program in 2015, for a project titled Walking in Antarctica. She also made a 3D scan of this side of the Canada Glacier which she produced as a sculpture. The sculpture and other works from the project may be viewed on her website (see References below).

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Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Helen Glazer produces photographs and photo-based sculptures that explore landscapes that are overlooked or difficult to access, illuminating the interacting forces affecting environments and ecosystems. A 2015 participant in the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, she exhibited her project Walking in Antarctica in a 2017-18 solo show at Goucher College, Baltimore, funded with grants from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Puffin Foundation. Beginning in 2022, the show will travel the US under the auspices of ExhibitsUSA (, the traveling exhibition rental service of the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Two photos from the project have been displayed as part of a rotating exhibition at 7 x 10 feet at Baltimore-Washington International Airport since 2017. Her Antarctica archive is housed at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, where it will be displayed through summer 2020 with a work of hers they purchased. Since 2016, Glazer has been interviewed for Vice Media’s Creators Project,, Adobe 99U Magazine, and on Baltimore’s NPR news station. Her Antarctica photos were featured on the cover and inside the National Academy of Sciences print magazine Issues in Science and Technology (2019). Glazer was Baltimore Ecosystem Study artist-in-residence (2014-15), MD-DC-VA Trawick Prize finalist (2017), and received an Individual Artist Award in photography from the Maryland State Arts Council (2012). She had a solo show of her photographs at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (2012). She has been selected as the next artist-in-residence at the Cary Institute for Ecological Studies, Millbrook, NY, and has just received a Rubys Artist Award from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation to a fund a photography project in Greenland in summer 2021.


“Bio.” Helen Glazer. 2020. (15 June 2020).

“Walking in Antarctica.” Helen Glazer. 2020. (15 June 2020).

“Walking in Antarctica.” Mid-America Arts Alliance. 2020. (15 June 2020).

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