Whisper of the Stars
The exhibition in the MacRobert Building until April 2013 depicted traditional life of indigenous peoples across the Russian Arctic. The photographs provide glimpses into Northern Siberian cultures like the Chukchi, Dolgan, Even, Khanty, Komi, Nenets, Nganasan, and Yakut.
41 years ago, Bryan Alexander used a Royal Society of Arts travel bursary to visit North West Greenland where he lived in an Inuit community for four months. This was the beginning of a lifetime documenting the Arctic and its people. Bryan has spent a total of ten of the past 40 years living in isolated native camps and villages around the Arctic.
Over the years Bryan and his wife Cherry have carried out assignments for many of the World's leading magazines including, Time, GEO, Le Figaro, Smithsonian, Vogue, People, International Wildlife, and the Sunday Times. Today, they run Arcticphoto, a specialist photo archive on Polar regions. Their work is an expanding record of these vast areas and the changes that have happened over more than four decades.