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GREENLAND in B/W

 

Photographs in black and white represents for me something timeless - a moment of documentation, often at first glance can be difficult to set a date on. At the same time, they can express feelings to a degree that is simply not possible if the same image was in color. The black and white photo tradition represents purity along with the gray tones between these extremes, forcing the viewer to concentrate on the subject and the composition of the picture, and not be bewildered with "cheap tools" like the glorious red colors of a sunset. Black and white photos express both something raw and gritty - something simple and honest!

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PTARMIGAN HUNTING
PTARMIGAN HUNTING

Greenland hunter with ptarmigan from the Ilulissat Icefjord. © Carsten Egevang

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Polar bear hunter
Polar bear hunter

Hunter Martin Madsen from Scoresbysund taking a polar bear skin to drying. © Carsten Egevang

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WALRUS HUNTING
WALRUS HUNTING

When hunting walrus in the Thule area it is crucial that the animal is harpooned before killed – or else it will sink and the catch is lost. This image was shot during a scientific study using satellite transmitters – and no animals was harmed. © Carsten Egevang

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Play in Scoresbysund
Play in Scoresbysund

Children playing at roof tops in Ittoqqortoormiit. © Carsten Egevang

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Dog and cloud
Dog and cloud

The Greenland sled dog is decreasing in numbers due to climate change. © Carsten Egevang

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Confirmation
Confirmation

© Carsten Egevang

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Paw & hand
Paw & hand

The paw of a newly shot polar bear attracks attention in the isolated town Scoresbysund. © Carsten Egevang

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Old and New
Old and New

Modern and traditional – IPad and polar bear trousers – at a confirmation in Qaanaaq. © Carsten Egevang

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Snow storm
Snow storm

High winds blow the snow rapidly over the ground on a hunt in Scoresbysund (Ittoqqortoormiit). © Carsten Egevang

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Towards the iceberg
Towards the iceberg

Dog sled travelling in Scoresbysund Fjord in March. © Carsten Egevang

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Woman and little auk chick
Woman and little auk chick

Little Auk (Dovekie) is both a activity that men and women take part in. © Carsten Egevang

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LITTLE AUKS
LITTLE AUKS

The small-sized seabird - the little auk - is found breeding in millions in Greenland. © Carsten Egevang

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Angry Fox
Angry Fox

Arctic Fox in Disko Bay area. © Carsten Egevang

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Hunter with little auks
Hunter with little auks

The little auk (Alle alle) is found by the millions in the Thule area. For a short period of time food is abundant. © Carsten Egevang

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On the move
On the move

In the season with open water small boat with outboard motors is the most important mean of transportation in Greenland. © Carsten Egevang

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Sledging in deep snow
Sledging in deep snow

Dog sleding close to Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), Northeast Greenland. © Carsten Egevang

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Dog fight
Dog fight

A hunter is trying to stop a dog fight in the abandoned settlement Kap Hope. © Carsten Egevang

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On the look-out
On the look-out

During polar bear hunts it is custom to climb an iceberg to get a better overview. © Carsten Egevang

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Arctic fox in snow storm
Arctic fox in snow storm

The Arctic Fox is the ultimate survivor in the harsh Arctic environment. © Carsten Egevang

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Ice edge dingie
Ice edge dingie

In East Greenland small boats - so called "ice edge dingies" - is transported on the sledes and used for hunting at the ice edge. © Carsten Egevang

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"White out"
"White out"

Low visibility during travel with dog sleds in East Greenland. © Carsten Egevang

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Polar bears and snow mobiles
Polar bears and snow mobiles

In Scoresbysund there is a annual quota of 35 polar bears. © Carsten Egevang

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Niels in rain.
Niels in rain.

Thule area, North Greenland. © Carsten Egevang

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Butchering of seal
Butchering of seal

A seal is skinned close to the town of Scoresbysund. © Carsten Egevang

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Hunting by the ice edge
Hunting by the ice edge

© Carsten Egevang

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On the snow mobile
On the snow mobile

© Carsten Egevang

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Play in the town of Scoresbysund
Play in the town of Scoresbysund

© Carsten Egevang

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Mirror
Mirror

© Carsten Egevang

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Snow storm
Snow storm

© Carsten Egevang

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Biking
Biking

© Carsten Egevang

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