Pictures: Various views of the Arctic, sami


(Claire O’Neill/The Picture Show – NPR, 15 January 2010) — Olaf Otto Becker goes out of his way to make a photograph. He’ll travel up to 10 hours carrying his weight in equipment to find the right location — then maybe even wait a few more hours for the right light. He’s also using a large format film camera, which is pretty much the furthest thing from convenient. His photos of Greenland accompany Celine Clanet’s series from Norway, currently at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Ore. While Becker, who was trained as a painter, is interested in making visual documentation of a changing environment, Clanet is interested in people: her project documents Sami — people indigenous to Maze, a small Norwegian village above the Arctic Circle with a population of about 350.

Posted 15 January 2010; 11:57:02 PM.   Permalink

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Via Circumpolar Musings

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