The Artists

The exhibit features twin photographs of glaciers in Alaska and Switzerland. The legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn took the original pictures in the early and mid-1900s. Writer/photographer David Arnold took the current images between 2005 and 2007, from the same aerial vantage point that Washburn first documented the beauty before him.

brad washburn


Brad Washburn (1910 – 2007), represented by Panopticon, was a photographer, alpinist, cartographer, adventurer and president of Boston’s Museum of Science from 1938 until 1980.

david arnold


David Arnold is a freelance photographer and journalist who was a staff reporter at the Boston Globe for 25 years.


“The pairing of the stunning photographs of Washburn and Arnold, with lucid explanatory panels on climate change, will allow exhibit viewers to both see and understand how dramatically Earth’s climate is changing.”

James J. McCarthy, PhD, Harvard University; Co Chair, IPCC II;
President, American Association for the Advancement of Science