is a website produced by video journalist Mary
Lynn Price to present short video portraits
of some of the many women working in Antarctica.
In the Austral spring of 2008, Mary Lynn traveled to Antarctica to produce these video portraits as part of a larger International Polar Year (IPY) project headed by photographer, filmmaker, and author Norbert Wu through the U.S. Antarctic Program with support from the National Science Foundation.
These video portraits
only begin to depict a small handful of some of the thousands of women
from countries all over the world who are doing all kinds of work as scientists, educators, technicians, artists, writers, and vital support personnel on the most remote continent on
Earth. For links to further resources to learn more about women working in Antarctica please visit the History page.
It is our hope that
the video portraits on this website will inspire viewers to
want to learn more about the people and work presented. Toward this goal, links for accessing further information
and online resources are also included on the individual video portrait pages.
In addition to presentation on this website, these short video
portraits of Women Working In Antarctica will be distributed
via several popular video, podcasting and social networking
video portraits will also be used as part of the Ocean Institute's
Girls in Ocean Science program based in Dana Point, California.
of the video portraits, as well as a number of student video
questions to Antarctic researchers submitted by Girls in Ocean
Science student organizers, were originally released as part
of a video
blog created on location at the United States Antarctic
Base, McMurdo Station.
A Special Thank You to the National Science Foundation, Norbert
Wu, the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, California, Peter Brueggeman,
and many other individuals and organizations for helping to
make this Antarctica project possible. For more information
on these wonderful supporters, please visit the Thanks
video journalist based in La Jolla, California, Mary Lynn
Price produces high definition videos and video podcasts about
a variety of interesting subjects, underwater and above.