Photo Essay: Alaska’s Dramatic North

June 27, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Sebastião Salgado’s images of the Alaskan north—especially his photos of the Brooks Range and it’s rivers—are almost unworldly.  The New York Times recently published a photo slide show of Salgado’s and an interview with the conservation activist/photographer in which he admits his legitimate fear of bears (two photographers were killed on one of his expeditions).

Jori Finkel also profiled Salgado back in May of 2009, describing him as “Famous for putting a human face on economic and political oppression in developing countries, [and] photographing the most pristine vestiges of nature he can find: pockets of the planet unspoiled by modern development.”