Bear Hunter / Ski-Doo Racer / Inuit Sculptor / Blogger / Grandmother / Bush Pilot / Reindeer Jockey / Mayor / Village Elder / Shaman / Wine Maker / Adventure Tourist / Mammoth Carver / Taxidermist / Husky Trainer / Puffin Catcher / Lighthouse Keeper / Lifeguard / Foot Therapist / Entrepreneur / Park Warden / Drum Dancer / Fjord Postman / Sami Singer Champion Wrestler / Sausage Merchant / Breakdancer / Storm Chasers / Catholic Priest Expedition Leader / Birdwatcher / Beauty Queen ... PEOPLE OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
‘This is not a book about history, either of the North or photography. The journey of these photographs is through the modernity of life as it is lived along the Arctic Circle. Much is startling to those who live in the south, since for us it as an extreme world that we see here. But much is also familiar. As we look at these northern people looking out at us, we see both a welcome and fascination. This is the power and authority of these images, the remarkable achievement of a remarkable photographer.’
– Hugh Brody
CRISTIAN BARNETT is an acclaimed portrait photographer. For the last twenty years he has been photographing people on his travels around the world. His editorial images have appeared in leading magazines, including Vogue, Telegraph and Country Living and as an award-winning food photographer he has worked with Michelin-starred chefs across Europe. He began shooting among the people of the Arctic Circle in 2006 and has crossed sea ice, forest and tundra with many indigenous groups, including the Greenlandic Inuit and the Nenet of Siberia. He lives in England.
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