I am a travel writer and photographer, as well as Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Alberta. Decades of mountaineering at home in the Canadian Rockies and abroad in the Andes, the Altai and the Himalaya have afforded me new frames of perception and modes of exposure. Trading altitude for latitude and high adventure for reflective nomadism, I currently gravitate to arctic territories. Reconnaissance and repeat trips to the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, Iceland, northern Norway, and East Greenland reorient my sense of place to circumpolar realities and the extreme fronts of global warming. I use photography to make perceptible the weathering, changing, affecting landscape and the creative resilience of people who live on the land.
Arctic Circlings is a constellation of photo-poetic meditations on my travels around East Greenland (2018, 2017, 2015), Iceland (2017, 2015, 2014), the Canadian Arctic (2017, 2016, 2015, 2010), northern Norway (2016, 2015, 2014), and the Antarctic Peninsula (2016). See my introduction to this work, "Arctics Circlings: A Nomadology," under Artist Statement.
Winter Travels in East Greenland (March-May 2018) assembles photos from my travels and everyday adventures with Max Audibert, a hunter and teacher, who, together with Chiho Audibert, makes his home in Diilerilaaq.
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