skysignal:

Shishmaref, Alaska

Photo and caption by Brian Adams

Shishmaref, Alaska, March 2010 Shishmaref feels as though it may as well be the edge of the world. For most of the year, the Inupiat village lies muffled beneath an eclipse of snow and ice, enclosed by a frozen sea. Brightly colored homes nestle in a blue and white landscape before a seemingly endless crystalline expanse pitted against muted motions of village life. In the quiet hum of winter, the promises of distant summer stand stark and deserted— a lone basketball hoop in a canvas of ice and snow, boats docked in wait for thawing waters.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s