ICE COLD HARVEST
Ice Cold Harvest is the title of a new series of photos of Greenland photographer Carsten Egevang. Through atmospheric black / white photos depicted traditional hunting and fishing in the surroundings of Ilulissat in western Greenland.
In April came Carsten Egevang local fishermen Kim Hansen and Ringo Mathiassen deep into the World Heritage Ilulissat Ice Fjord . Motor Driving is not allowed in the area, so the trip must be traveled by dogsled. The goal of the trip was the fishing grounds in the northern part of the Ice Fjord , where longlines for halibut is set in the winter months.
In the picture series Carsten Egevang continues his style from his photo project LIFE AT THE EDGE with black / white photos where the traditional Greenlandic fishing is in focus, and where the images contain high contrast, different angles and unconventional cuts. "I want to create some different pictures than the usual photos you normally see from Ilulissat area. Dogsleds are working tools, and not just designed to carry tourists around. Despite the area's natural beauty, it is simultaneously a harsh life as fishermen and hunters in Ilulissat when the weather turns bad or the temperature drops below minus 25 degrees, "says Carsten Egevang.
Ilulissat Ice Fjord is visited annually by tourists in the thousands, who from all over the world come to admire nature. And natural heritage of the area is really the title of UNESCO world heritage worthy! Ice Fjord is a unique site on our planet, and quite on a par with the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or Yellowstone National Park in the United States. But what few tourists probably think of is that the Ice Fjord is also a workplace (perhaps the world's most beautiful work!) For local residents throughout the year using ice fjord to operate their business. Most importantly halibut fisheries conducted either by boat, or in the winter sea ice, which set the line from a hole in the ice. But the area is also rich in ringed seals, which live in the inner parts of the fjord. The seals can be slid from the boat, pushed lying on the ice in the spring months, or caught in nets under the ice. In addition, the mainland near the glacier rarely visited by people, so here are simultaneously healthy populations of arctic hares and grouse.