In 2012 I saw the James Balog documentary, Chasing Ice, about photographing receding glaciers all over the world.
I knew I needed to see these massive rivers of ice before their wonder melted into the oceans. Five years later, I travelled to Iceland to drive 500 km along it’s southeast coast past Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, to photograph some of the same glaciers that so dramatically demonstrate the effects of global warming on our planet.
I drove the ring road, living out of a camper with no schedule to keep except a midweek reservation for a zodiac boat tour on the Jökulsárlón lagoon, where the Breiðamerkurjökull tongue of the Vatnajökull glacier meets the Atlantic Ocean. In the 1930’s the glacier reached almost to the ocean and now because of glacial retreat one must travel 1.5 kilometers by boat to the glaciers edge. As the glacier melts the lagoon grows, four-fold since 1970, icebergs calve off and float through the lagoon. When they are small enough they wash out to sea under the ring road bridge where they break up in the surf and wash back up onto Jökulsárlón black sand beach as ice diamonds.
After over 30 years of managing Non-Profit and Off-Broadway theatre companies, Barrack Evans has returned to his home state, Vermont, where he is a fine art photographer based in Dorset and the proud new owner/operator of Battenkill Bicycles in Manchester, VT. Balancing life as an artist and bicycle shop owner/cyclist, he photographs a range of subjects in Vermont and travels when he can to locations from Yosemite National Park to Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont.
Barrack Evans is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production Arts. He has studied photography at the International Center for Photography in New York City and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.
International Center for Photography – Digital Photography Varied course study 2014 to 2018.
Griffin Museum of Photography
Ithaca College, BFA Theatre Production Arts
SOUTHERN VERMONT ART CENTER
· Summer Solos Exhibition – June to August, 2015. Exhibition of 10 photographs in the Historic Yester House gallery at the Southern Vermont Art Center.
· Winter Members Shows – November to December 2014. 3 Photographs accepted to SVAC Winter Members show.
· Spring Members Show – May to June 2014 . 2 Photographs accepted to SVAC Spring Members Show.
· Iceland 2017 – Travel Photography, Glaciers of the southern coast of Iceland.
· Ice Abstracts – On display at stART Space Gallery, Manchester, VT.
· Vermont Slate Industry – Documenting the remaining active slate quarries of the Vermont/New York border from Rupert, VT north to Fair Haven Vermont.
· 2 Photographs accepted, Special Recognition, LightSpaceTime.art – Abstracts Art Exhibition
· Vermont Seasons – Ongoing exploration of the Vermont I grew up in and striving still to travel to parts of the state I still haven’t seen.
32 years General Managing Non-profit, Off-Broadway Theatre Companies