I love stories and combining imagery with narratives to capture biodiversity, ecosystems, people and the connections among them.
The power of stories
“I feel like we could be sharing stories for hours” said Qikiqtaruk – Herschel Island Park ranger Ricky to me one evening after we had chatted about our homes and cultures out on the rangers’ porch. I walked back to Signal’s House with a smile on my face, hoping that we would continue the conversation. Time has passed since that evening, we have shared more stories, and on a rainy day like today, it feels like just the time to tell you one more – a story about stories.
The Hidden Arctic
Arctic landscapes are so vast, it is easy to miss the details at a first glance. In the windows of historic buildings or the flat calm water of the Arctic ocean, reflections provide unexpected perspectives on this place. In 2019, I returned to Qikiqtaruk to explore the hidden diversity of plants and how this diversity is being altered as the climate continues to warm. I am here in the Arctic to take that closer second look. Stay tuned as I share more of the stories that only emerge when you pause, listen, and observe carefully. When you don’t turn away after the first glance but keep on looking.
Stories through photos
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