This week, to coincide with #EarthDay , photojournalists @kadirvanlohuizen and @yuri.kozyrev (@noorimages ) are sharing their award-winning work “Arctic: New Frontier,” a visual testimony that attests to the impacts of #climatechange in the Arctic on @everydayclimatechange.
Tikigaq (Point Hope), is home to a community of traditional #whale hunters. According to the International Whaling Commission, this community is allowed to catch 10 bowhead whales per year and hunt them for their own use.
Nowadays, due to the early disappearance of the sea ice, it's much harder for the community to catch whales and it threatens their livelihood. Normally the hunting begins when the sea ice starts to break in the spring. When the whales migrate up north, they use the channels to come up for breathing. Without ice the whales spread out over a much wider area and are much more difficult to track
Pictured above is Ben Lane Jr, a young whale hunter. He is seen taking a nap when the rest of the crew is on watch to spot Bowhead whales. Whale Hunting, Point Hope, Alaska, USA, May 2018
Photo: @kadirvanlohuizen (@Noorimages ) for @fondationcarmignac. This image is part of the exhibition “Arctic: New Frontier” currently housed at @saatchi_gallery until May 5th, 2019. It is a photo #reportage showing the Arctic communities threatened by the consequences of #climatechange .
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