The Rayograph

The Land and Its People

Since 2005, French photographer Céline Clanet has been visiting Máze, a small Sámi village in Norwegian Lapland. During her travels, she has carefully documented the land and its inhabitants – human and reindeer alike – and has compiled her captured images in a series named for this place that has provided her with much inspiration.

About her project, the photographer says:
I have photographed Sámi people, houses, land and reindeer that were almost not here today. They barely escaped being flooded by the waters of a hydroelectric dam project that the Norwegian government planned in the early 1970’s and thanks to Sámi people’s protests and resistance was fortunately aborted. But I have also photographed a reality that will undoubtedly transform in the coming century, due to global warming and cultural integration. To me, Máze is an ambivalent symbol of resistance and helplessness.

Via Feature Shoot.

This entry was published on February 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “The Land and Its People

  1. love this series of photos

  2. Steve Ramirez on said:

    I love this look into their world. Beautiful.

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