• Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland
  • Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland

Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland

Arctic Heroes takes a poignant look at the fate of the Greenland sled dog. In Greenland, where the melting ice sheet is irrevocably disrupting the hunters’ 4,000-year old traditional way of life, the stark reality of global warming is an immediate and direct threat to their everyday survival. The Greenland sled dog, essential to Inuit settlement and survival, now faces extinction as hunters are forced to adapt to the vanishing world around them. In over 150 images, and through hunters’ personal stories, this book bears witness to the animals’ magnificence and the deep, integral role they play in the hunters’ lives. The subjects of Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX (b. 1958), are people, animals, and landscape, but the focus of his work is the extraordinary relationships the people of the Arctic have developed with their extreme environment.

Available from December 2020.


Cloth Hardcover 25,2 x 34,8 cm 290 pages 137 tritone illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-96900-007-6 Dezember 2020

Artist:

Ragnar Axelsson

Texts:

Ragnar Axelsson

Design:

Einar Geir Ingvarsson


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Exhibitions

Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland

Spring 2021

 

Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung Munich, Germany

Spring 2022

 

Further venues to be confirmed.

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