Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Pangnirtung. Photographs by Robert Frank. Steidl, 2011. 40 pp., 27 black & white illustrations, 23x30,5cm.

Book description:

"In August 1992 Robert Frank’s good friend Reginald Rankin invited Frank on a trip to Pangnirtung, a village of around 1,300 Inuit inhabitants in the Arctic Circle.

This book is Frank’s documentation of the five-day sojourn.

Curiously Frank depicts Pangnirtung void of its people: the still harbour, public housing, a convenience store, a telephone post.

Sincere without being sentimental, the photos are shaped by a short text from Frank himself, 'Prefabricated homes along the main road in Pangnirtung. At times a decorated window - reflections inside or outside. Stones - maybe the balance of a big sky above…' "

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