Cohere

Hannah created these images during an artist residency in the Arctic Circle

  •   $500
    | 20"x16"
      Edition of 50
  •   $800
    | 24"x20"
      Edition of 25
  •   $1,500
    | 40"x30"
      Edition of 5

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Hannah Campbell
Cohere, 2013
from the series Arctic Fiction

These photos are part of a larger series titled Arctic Fiction. This series was produced during an artist residency in Svalbard, Norway in the Arctic Circle. The series documents the changing and dynamic landscape of the Arctic, one that is quickly and forever altered due to climate change. For me, going to the arctic and photographing the land felt like I was witnessing a changing history. The Arctic that I saw will not be the same arctic that future generations will see. The title Arctic Fiction reflects how many people treat the natural environment as far away, almost fictional places that they don’t need to protect or look after. Athough we utterly depend on them for our own survival, we often feel detached from our environmental surroundings.


This particular photograph was taken from a tall ship around the western side of Svalbard Island, where I was with twenty seven other artists. While I was there, I kept thinking about how the way I see the arctic now, will not be the same as how future generations will, and I felt a strong need to document it. This photograph was taken with my medium format Hasselblad camera. It was amazing to see the different mountains that formed in the arctic and the precious moss and lichen that grew in such harsh conditions. At times throughout the residency we would take zodiac rides onto the land. It was startling to realize that any land we disrupted could stay like that for hundreds of years to come. It was a reminder of how old the land is and how many histories are held within the land all over the world.

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