By Diane Burko
Waters: Glacier and Bucks, 2007−2011 comprises eight photographic prints that depict water in both New Hope, Pennsylvania—Burko’s home—and Glacier National Park, Montana. From the flooding of a nearby canal to a receding glacier thousands of miles away, the waters demonstrate not only the local and global effects of climate change but the immediacy of this issue in even the most beautiful landscapes.
Diane Burko is a painter and photographer who has used the natural world—including waters and geological phenomena—as her subject since the 1970s. Burko’s work has more recently taken on the enormous effects of climate change on the landscapes she has interpreted for decades. In an interview with our staff Burko discussed Waters: Glaciers and Bucks, 2007−2011, her work with scientists, and her transition into climate change−based subjects.
Learn more about Burko and her body of work at dianeburko.com.