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The family at the end of the world

2019 - ongoing


ABOUT THE ARTWORK: The Arctic is changing faster than anywhere on the planet, warming rapidly due to climate change.  The "new Arctic" holds both challenges and opportunities for its residents.  Karina and Martin Bernlow are examples:  they moved their family of six to a house at the very end of the road at the world’s northernmost (and fastest warming) town, Longyearbyen, on the remote island of Svalbard.  Together they are raising a modern family on a rapidly changing frontier. 

See the full series here.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Michael O. Snyder is a photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on the intersections of social justice and environmental sustainability.  Driven by a spirit of adventure, he has hiked the Appalachian and John Muir Trails, cycled across Europe and ridden trains from China to Portugal.  He is currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia where he is the founder Interdependent Pictures, a documentary production studio.  His work has been featured in galleries, magazines, books, television and at film festivals around the world and he is the winner of several awards.