Emerging Photographer 2021

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Lianna Nixon created Letters to the Arctic while accompanying a yearlong international expedition studying the Arctic climate system. Her short film and corresponding photographs reveal the poetry and reality of the daily lives of research scientists as they share their daily routines, sense of awe, and deep emotional connection to the Arctic.

Letters to the Arctic

This film chronicles a group of international research scientists’ intensely personal relationships with one of the coldest and remotest places on Earth. In their own words, they describe the Arctic’s profound impact on their perspectives.