by Black Bear-White Bear in New Photography on Tuesday 1 November 2011

Jonathan Harris’s photo essay follows a traditional Inupiat Eskimo whaling hunt and is told through over three thousand photos taken at 5 minute intervals over nine days. This detailed, if unpredictable method shows the pace of the hunt: from tense waiting to frantic action. Harris presents them on screen as a sea of images beginning somber white and turning dramatically to blood red.