North of the 60th parallel is Canada's last frontier. As the trees fade, polar bears, seals, walruses, caribou, wolves and arctic foxes roam wild across the white tundra of the north, providing sustenance to Inuit communities as well as fuelling centuries old stories. It is from centuries of inherited arctic knowledge that the Canadian Rangers pass down indispensable arctic survival and navigation skills. The Rangers of the north are the Canadian Forces' eyes and ears on the ground, tasked with search and rescue operations, ground patrols and maintaining Canadian sovereignty over this vast territory.
That's correct. Ice Hockey has been played professionally in North Korea since the 1950s and the country joined the IIHF as a full member in the 1960s. Originally introduced through Soviet workers and soldiers around the time of the Korean War, ice hockey has remained a niche yet still watched and professionally organized sport in North Korea. This photographic exposé looks at the inner workings of North Korean ice hockey, from the locker rooms to the ice, as North Korean players, coaches and officials work together to develop a unique Korean style of hockey left in near isolation for some fifty odd years.
Jetting off the Russian mainland into the heart of the North Pacific, the Kamchatka Peninsula is covered by vast forests, towering volcanoes and snowy crevasses. Central Kamchatka is home to the Even and Koryak people, traditional reindeer herders whom migrated from the Sakha and Pacific costal regions down into the peninsula several hundred years ago. While their traditional reindeer herding suffered under decades of Soviet collectivism, several intrepid families have returned to the wilderness to continue their traditions on the land. This project is a journey into their lives.
The Canadian Rockies straddle the border between my home province of British Columbia and Alberta; they form one of the most spectacular natural environments on earth. Travelling by foot, car, snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile, an adventure through our mountains and the nature they support will never cease to amaze and inspire me. Each turn of the wheel opens up another door to adventure. This photographic journey through the Canadian Rockies I hope is the beginning of an annual pilgrimage to this truly awesome place.
It is widely assumed that the ancestors of modern Tunu Kalaallit (Eastern Greenlandic Inuit) originated from the Russian Far East a few thousand years ago, travelling across vast stretches of North American Arctic in a game of survival for centuries. East Greenland lies at the extreme end of the Kalaallit people's territory. It is a land covered in craggy mountains, deep fjords and calving glaciers casting ice bergs into the sea. Sparsely populated, the Tunu settlements of the East maintain old hunting and fishing traditions while incorporating elements of Danish convenience. This photography project looks at East Greenland: the land, the sea, and the people.