Where Water is Gold
Beginning in the summer of 2011, Carl embarked on a journey to create a comprehensive photo-essay book that explores the science, culture and history of the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The project will examine the way of life in the region as reflected in commercial fishing, subsistence, and recreational activities. In such a wonderous state as Alaska, the Bristol Bay region stands out as a land of natural riches, abundance and culture unparalleled in the United States. The Mountaineers Books will publish the book for the project, which will be released in fall of 2014. Carl will conclude principle fieldwork for the book around September 2013, but plans to continue photographing in the area to provide ongoing content for the website dedicated to the project. The website also includes the full project proposal and budget, letters of support, and information on project partners and sponsors.
During the life of the project, Carl will be blogging and providing regular updates on the dedicated Facebook page for the project. To make a tax-deductible contribution to help in funding the project and protecting Bristol Bay, visit my current fundraising effort on Hatchfund.
Gates of the Arctic: America's Wildest National Park and its People
Nestled deep in the Arctic in the heart of the Brooks Range, Alaska's northernmost mountain range, Gates of the Arctic is nine million acres of designated wilderness and America's second largest national park. In 2007, Carl served as the Artist-in-Residence for Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Since then, Carl has embarked on several trips to explore its beauty and capture the stories of those who rely on having protected wilderness, from lodge and air taxi operators to backcountry guides, trappers to Alaska Natives. The project also tells the story of those government employees who strive to protect its resources for future generations.