Sila is a series of photographs taken in Qaanaaq and Siorapaluk, the most Northern inhabited town and village of Greenland. In this community that thrives predominantly on subsistence hunting and fishing, climate change and changing weather patterns have a devastating effect on their existence.
In Greenlandic, the meaning of the word “Sila” is multifaceted, such as Weather, Consciousness, Breath and the Universe. With this merging human responsibilities with the course of nature. These photographs are an extension of the award-winning documentary film SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic, directed by Corina Gamma.
The photographs and documentary film were recently on view at the HELMHAUS Museum in Zürich, Switzerland.
For more information on the documentary film, go to: SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic