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Framing the Arctic: Reconsidering Roald Amundsen's Gjøa Expedition Imagery
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
In 1906 Roald Amundsen’s Gjøa Expedition returned to Norway after three years in the Arctic. The first to complete a Northwest Passage by sea, the expedition also brought back a substantial amount of ethnographic material concerning the Netsilik Inuit, with whom Amundsen and his crew had been in sustained contact during their stay on King William Island in Nunavut between 1903 and 1905. This ...
Reproducing the Indigenous: John Møller’s Studio Portraits of Greenlanders in Context
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-08-30)
Between 1889 and 1922, John Møller (1867–1935), the first professional Greenlandic photographer, produced more than 3000 glass plate negatives documenting life in Western Greenland around the turn of the twentieth century. Rooted in an internal understanding of self, Møller’s photographs played an important part in the formation of a contemporary image of Greenlandic indigenous identity. At the same ...