Installation View | Artist–in–Residence exhibition, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College | 2009

There are three points of tension intended in the juxtaposition of the migration and the harvest images: nature / culture; image scale / viewing distance; and attraction / repulsion. In my introduction in Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, I wrote: On seeing my photos of hunting/butchering during lectures and in exhibitions in the US and in Europe, audiences have expressed a feeling of unease. In fact, during the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) representative told me, “I wish you had not shown these hunting photographs here in Copenhagen.” She was referring to Gwich’in caribou hunting photos that I had taken near Arctic Village, in January 2007.

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