2019 Spring “FACTalks”

Tuesday, March 12: Michael Kienitz, 7:30 PM

“Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty”

Photojournalist Michael Kienitz will share his experience documenting the vanishing glaciers of Iceland. His recent exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison is a culmination of five years of work collecting images of this incredible but disappearing landscape of active volcanoes, ice caves, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, wetlands, black sands, and mountains, all created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity.

Michael Kienitz, has been a photographer for over forty years. His traditional photography has appeared in Life, Time, and Newsweek, Elle, Rolling Stone and other major publications worldwide. He has won a number of major awards for his photojournalism work, and was an instructor of photojournalism in the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For years Kienitz photographed a variety of conflicts around the world, before recently shifting his attention to the disappearing landscape of Iceland.