“Arctic Heroes” stands as a timely and urgent reflection about the fate of Greenland’s sled dog. In Greenland, where the melting of the ice sheet is irrevocably disrupting the hunters’ 4,000-year-old way of life, the stark reality of global warming is an immediate and direct threat to their daily survival.
The Greenland sled dog, essential to Inuit settlement and survival, now faces extinction as hunters are forced to adapt to the endangered world around them. In over 150 images and through the personal stories of hunters, this book bears witness to the magnificence of the animals and the profound and integral role they play in the lives of hunters.
The subjects of Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX, are people, animals and landscapes, but the beating heart of his work are the extraordinary relationships that people in the Arctic have developed with their extreme environment.