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People of the Arctic Circle


LIFE ON THE LINE began as a project by London-based photographer Cristian Barnett. Over a number of years he aimed to make a number of journeys to the Arctic Circle, an invisible line of latitude 66 degrees and 33 minutes north of the Equator. The line intersects eight countries and is home to a rich diversity of peoples for whom the sun never sets in high summer, nor rises in deepest winter. All the photographs were taken on film within 35 miles of the Arctic Circle.

LIFE ON THE LINE celebrates the variety of existence in the circumpolar Arctic, in the face of overwhelming environmental and cultural change.

"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 familiar. Everywhere people live with what the modern world has to offer, even if at times, and for profound reasons, they prefer or need to step into territories, of landscape, culture or the human imagination, that is outside and beyond modernity. 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, Financial Times 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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Cordee Code: CNL103
Author: Christian Barnett
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 250 x 245 mm
ISBN 10: 0955525586
ISBN 13: 9780955525582
Publisher: Polarworld Ltd And Silverbear
Published Date: September 2014
Edition: 1st edition, Sept 2014
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: colour photos
Weight: 1370g

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