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In his book of photographs 'Ultima Thule', Danish photographer Henrik SAXGREN portrays the hunting industry in Thule, Greenland, which is dying out for various reasons.
"In history, 'Ultima Thule' stands for a mythical place: the northernmost point before the end of the world. For over 200 years, artists, writers, scientists and adventurers have been drawn to this frontier. Henrik SAXGREN continues this tradition, photographing the lives of what may be the last generation of hunters on the pack ice. Like their ancestors centuries before them, they hunt and kill the large (marine) mammals there. Under physically and psychologically challenging conditions, the Danish photographer created fascinating images for which he even had to conquer his own fear at times: images that tell the viewer about the Arctic, its drama, its myths." (© Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2018)
Danish photographer Henrik SAXGREN spent a total of more than six months - spread over six trips in three years - with the hunters of Thule. The photo book 'Ultima Thule' won the German Photo Book Award 2018|19 in the category 'Conceptual-Artistic Photo Book'. The photo book title, initially produced in Danish, was followed by the English-language edition, which has kept the print quality of the first edition.
- Book design
- Greger Ulf NILSON
- Linen bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 27 x 33 cm., 184 pp., 94 color ills., 1,995 gr., text language: English