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Thursday Night Photo Talk: Katie Orlinsky

May 7, 2020

On a summer bird hunt, Kenyon Kassaiuli, Jonah Andy, Larry Charles, and Reese John cross a flooded walkway in Newtok, Alaska. May 27th, 2019. The Yupik village of Newtok, Alaska, population 380, is sinking as the permafrost beneath it thaws. Erosion has already wiped out nearly a mile of Newtok’s land, and it is estimated that in three to five years it could be underwater. The entire village is in the process of moving to Mertarvik, a new village site about nine miles away. Newtok is the first community in Alaska that has already begun relocation as a direct result of climate change—pioneering a process that many other Alaskan villages may soon undergo.

May 7, 7PM
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Katie Orlinsky will discuss her photographic project “Chasing Winter.” Scientists call Alaska “ground zero” for climate change, and last year was the state’s warmest on record. Alaska is at the front line of climate change and what is happening to villages across the region can be seen as early indications for the rest of the world’s future. “Chasing Winter” explores how this reality is transforming the relationship between people, animals, and the land.

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Katie Orlinsky was born and raised in New York City and began her career as a photographer in Mexico thirteen years ago. She has photographed all over the world, documenting everything from conflict and social issues to wildlife and sports. For the past five years Katie’s work has focused on climate change, exploring the transforming relationship between people, animals and the land in the Arctic. Katie’s work is frequently published in National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian Magazine among others. She has won numerous awards over the course of her career from institutions such as the Art Director’s Club, PDN30, Visa Pour L’image and Pictures of the Year International. She was the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography winner and the 2016 Paris Match Female Photojournalist of the Year. She received a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, and in 2018 was a visiting professor and Snedden Chair of Journalism at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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