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Subhankar Banerjee

bear den II
Subhankar Banerjee, Bear Den II, from the series Oil and the Caribou, 2002, printed 2005, digital C-print framed with face-mount Plexiglas

Resource Wars in the American Arctic

March 27 - May 20, 2007
Lathrop Gallery

This exhibition features four monumental habitat photographs taken by Subhankar Banerjee during his recent sojourns into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to photograph this remote region in northeastern Alaska in all four seasons. His work there coincided with the push by oil companies and the current U.S. administration to open up the oil and gas reserves on the coastal plain to drilling. During his travels over nearly four thousand miles of the 19.5-million-acre refuge by foot, raft, kayak, and snowmobile, he stayed in interior and coastal villages with both Gwich’in Athabascan and Inupiat families, absorbing their close and intricate relationships to the northern environment and the birds and animals that thrive there.

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Last Updated: 3/20/07