Globalization’s threat to remote cultures are what drew me to travel to Lapland and photograph the Sámi. Lapland is often described as the last great wilderness of Europe, and this is where the Sámi have made their home for thousands of years. The corner stone of Sami history and culture is the ancient practice of Reindeer herding, a tradition which still goes on and permeates Sámi life.
Around 10% of people are still connected with herding, but in a rapidly changing economy and climate, these numbers may dwindle further. As temperatures fluctuate unpredictably, winter snow begins to thaw and refreeze as ice, encasing the food to herds where many now starve. When summer comes, their tombs begin to melt away, dotting the landscape with skulls and bones. These images are a snapshot Sami life in the summer months, when the article circle sun refuses to set.