Since my last post, when I had just returned from Norway, I have been spending most my summer playing with the kids and taking them to the different parks in Anchorage. But, also since then, we had all gone to Kivalina for a project Ash has been working on and also Seward for another project Ash was working on. It's been a beautiful summer with lots of adventures and above are a few images from our adventures.
Above are a few photos from six rolls of film I shot while in Harstad, Norway for the Arctic Arts Summit and Festival. I went there with a group of Alaskans from or associated with the Anchorage Museum, I thinks its safe to say, we all had an amazing time in Harstad attending the summit and spending time with our absolutely amazing hosts. This was the first year a summit was held before the Arctic Arts Festival that has been going on for 50 plus years. But I hope this is the first of many to come, it was truly inspiring.
I AM INUIT is going to Norway! This weekend, a group of people from the Anchorage Museum and I will be leaving for Norway to attend the Arctic Arts Summit & Festival. 25 photos from the I AM INUIT exhibit will be on display and there will be performances and discussions by Alaskan Artists, politicians and others happening at the festival. Check out more here!
Last week, I had a wonderful time photographing musician Jonathan J. Bower for an upcoming project he is working on. It was a lot of fun putting a couple rolls of black and white film through the Hasselblad, something I haven't done in a very long time and hope to do more of.
Yesterday, I AM INUIT was featured on The Lens Blog by The New York Times. I have been a long time reader of the Lens blog, I am very happy to have I AM INUIT featured along with an interview of me by the talented writer Rena Silverman. Go check it out here!
On Saturday, I had fun running around at the Iditarod start making photos with a Hasselblad FlexBody. This year I wanted to slow down my process (even more) and try and use the FlexBody as a way to quit down my images at such a loud and fast event. The photo above is of veteran musher, Gunnar Johnson of Duluth, MN.
On Friday, I AM INUIT the exhibit opened at the Anchorage Museum. There are 50 printed images on display and the complete body of work available for viewing electronically. The exhibit will be on display from Feb 24 - Sep 17!
Brian Adams is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska specializing in environmental portraiture and medium-format photography. His work has been featured in both national and international publications, and his work documenting Native Alaskan villages has been showcased in galleries across the United States. His first book of photography, I AM ALASKAN, was published in October 2013 by University Of Alaska Press.