Sila Diaries is a selection of photographs taken in the most Northern inhabited region of Greenland, around the settlements of Qaanaaq and Siorapaluk. In Greenlandic, the meaning of the word “Sila” is multifaceted, such as weather, consciousness, breath and the universe. The multiple meanings merge human responsibilities with the course of nature. Many families, who live in the remote Arctic communities, survive predominantly on subsistence hunting and fishing. But with the changing climate and altering weather patterns their food source, income and long established culture are greatly affected.
This series of photographs, along with the feature documentary film SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic, were on view at the HELMHAUS Museum in Zürich, Switzerland. view >> HELMHAUS EXHIBIT
For more information on the documentary film, go to: SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic