A traditional coloured wooden house in Upernavik in northwestern Greenland. / It is a dream come true having a first solo exhibition in NYC at the United Photo Industries Gallery this June. You are welcome to see the exhibition until 29th June and also join me at the Artist Talk on 19th June at 6pm at @united_photo gallery in Dumbo Brooklyn NYC.
I am deeply honoured to win the 2018 @visura.co Grant on Climate Change with my latest Arctic photo essay Melting Away!
This grant will help expand my vision and support my further work. It is also a dream come true having a first solo exhibition in New York City at the @united_photo gallery this June! The opening is today which I can’t attend. But you are welcome to join me at the artist talk and exhibition tour on 19th June!
On the way back over the sea ice from Siorapaluk. It is one of the world's northernmost inhabited settlements and the northernmost settlement inhabited by natives. #Arctic#Greenland#seaice#dogsled
Hunter Qajorannguaq Duneq holds a Tarraq - a white screen on wooden skids used for hunting. He arrived to Qaanaaq town all the way from a settlement Qikertat with his dog sled over the sea ice. #Arctic#Greenland#Qaanaaq#seaice#portrait
A fishing hut mounted on a sled on the sea ice in Northern Greenland. Fishing is often the main source of income for people in the settlements. #Arctic#Greenland#fishing#hut
Greenland, the planet’s biggest island is melting for the first time on its entire surface. Large lakes form, creating a web of thousands of rivers that are slowly filling up the ocean. Unlike Antarctic, its southern bigger counterpart, the Greenlandic ice sheet is the fastest-melting glacial land ice in the world. Just as worrisome as the increasing sea levels, is the darkening of the surface, which will gradually turn Greenland from a cooler to a self-heater, which could together with the melting of permafrost set a fatal rate to the speed of global warming. #Greenland#Arctic#climate-change #melting
Planning new trips and thinking of the Arctic that I love so much. I would like to share some of the newest work from Northern Greenland. Here a subsistence hunter wears a white camouflage and tries to find seals. Stay tuned to see more photos. #Greenland#Qaanaaq#Mamiya#analogue
It is a surreal feeling to have a photo on the @natgeo cover. I finally got a few copies of the Arabic Nat Geo magazines thanks to my kind friend @tasneemalsultan. As a kid I dreamed of becoming a photographer for National Geographic. It has been a privilege to be able to work with them in last years. #Africa#Tech#Cover#NatGeo
American Photography 34 SELECTED Winner! This year I am honoured to have a couple of photos selected for the @american_photography_winners book. Nice to get another recognition for my work on Africa Tech / Samburu Digital School produced for @natgeo. Hope I can make it to NYC for the launch party in November.
Congratulations to everyone else and thanks to the jury: Roxanne Behr, New York magazine; Siobhan Bohnacker, The New Yorker; Todd Heughens, FX Networks; Andrew Katz, TIME; Chelsea Matiash, The New York Times (formerly The Intercept); Krista Prestek, Apple (formerly GQ); and Matt Willey, The New York Times Magazine. #Samburu#Kenya
Samburu women in the Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, wear their traditional clothing to show their pride in being educated and going to the school. About 50 women meet every week to learn English and Svahili. They study with the help of Kio Kit tablets that provide educational content.
They had obtained permission from their men and community elders to spend part of their time to get an education. Their elders hope they will inspire children to take care of their own education and future. The community is becoming aware of the changing times and wishes to educate their young people who then often move out of the reserve, to nearby towns. They have accepted their reality and wish to help empower and prepare the new generation for the future. @natgeo
This is a story about Samburu women from Kalama community, the Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, whose desire to teach their children about computers drew them to a school that thanks to the Nairobi based software company BRCK turned into a wireless tech-enabled classroom. Learning how to read and do basic math skills, among other educational goals, Samburu women, whose traditions and customs often keep them at home, are setting an example for their children by doing something they’d never been able to do before. Follow link in my profile to see more. @natgeo