Spending the weekend watching this girl play volleyball 🏐 I can’t wait to see how far she goes with it! So proud of how hard she has worked this season and her dedication to the early morning practices!
One more of the Frequent School Bus from my recent wanderings in Utqiaġvik. I am certain that if I took the time and made the effort, I could find at least ten more FSB shots from this trip to post (in Barrow, the FSB is EVERYWHERE), but I won’t. I’ll stop. #frequentschoolbus#fsb#barrow#utqiaġvik#alaska
All week we have had an international conference here at the high school. There is a hospitality room and I have been so good to fill my plate with this yummy fruit all day instead of the donuts that are on the same table 🤪
A few years back, I received a text or email from a Barrow High student by the name of Eben Hopson, grandson of the late Mayor Eben Hopson, first Mayor of the North Slope Borough. Mayor Hopson, btw, had a dream of a unified nation of Inuit people from across the circumpolar north of Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland - a dream that led to the founding of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the General Assembly of which I am now photographing. His grandson Eben had a dream of his own - to become a photographer/videographer. But he was short on equipment and wanted to borrow something from me. I was amazed. No one had ever asked to borrow my equipment. I need my equipment. I can’t just let it go. I meant to tell him no - BUT here was this young kid wanting to get into photography. I am very hard on camera equipment and it occurred to me that I might have some damaged equipment that could be made to work. I can’t remember if he wanted a lens, camera body, tripod, flash or maybe a combination from the above, but whatever it was - and in time it would include just about all these items - I found it and brought it to Kivgiq and turned it over to him. And boy was he eager, enthusiastic. And now he is a photographer for the North Slope Borough. He is hustling all over this General Assembly in a way I can no longer do. I don’t know what the future holds for anybody - but my gut feeling is, when it comes to cameras and photography, this kid is going places. #photographer#iccgeneralassemnly#arctic#inuitcircumpolarcouncil#barrowhighschool#utqiaġvik#barrow#alaska