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Landscape Art, Helen Glazer, Canada, Arctic, Lake, Cape Mercy, Photograph, 2018


Helen Glazer (b. 1955)
Lake, Cape Mercy, Baffin Island
American: 2018
Archival pigment print, ed. of 10
22 x 20.75 inches, $850
40 x 37.75 inches, $2,000

Photograph of a wilderness lake a short walk inland at Cape Mercy on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic province of Nunavut. Even in early August, ice still floated on the lake. The U-shaped contour of the hills at the opposite end of the lake is evidence of the past presence of a glacier.

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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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