Ash Adams is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska who works primarily for national and international media. Adams' work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal,...
Ben Clayton, 65, retired fire captain, has his hair cut at Bunn's Barber Shop on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Clayton says that Alaska has always been within reach to nucelar weapons, but that Alaska has millitary bases whose job it is to fend of these threats. The difference with current affairs, he says, is the diplomatic style of our current leadership in Washington. "It's a true black swan event," he says.
Tina Cramer Showers holds a headscarf she was given when she began chemo. Showers, a veteran, has survived two different kinds of cancer. Showers raises her 9-year-old grandson, Brighton, at her home in Anchorage, Alaska.
The wetlands across from artist Rika Mouw's home in Homer, Alaska. Mouw feels passionately that she needs to help protect the wetlands, and tries to do so by buying up property and fighting legislation that she feels would endanger it.
The Sunday service at the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa in Alaska on Mountain View Drive lets out. Some social scientist have determined that the neighborhood of Mountain View is the most diverse neighborhood in the U.S.
Girls in Shishmaref, Alaska. Shishmaref is one of severa l villages facing relocation due to climate change. The village voted in the summer of 2016 to relcoate, and are currently working on the village's plans.
A sink in the Gary and Rojo Swan's home in Kivalina, Alaska. Kivalina is one of several villages that will move in the near future due to effects caused by climate change. The village's homes do not have running water; because it's been known that Kivalina would need to move for decades, plumbing was never seen as a viable investment.
Children play in Mountain View. The northeast Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View has been revealed as the most diverse in the nation by census information, but while the area is rich with culture, according to the last census 19% of households are living below the poverty line. As with most areas experiencing poverty, Mountain View experiences more crime than more affluent neighborhoods in the city.
Hannah Heimbuch, 31, shows a tattoo of one of Bristol Bay's salmon-inspired Apayo Moore's paintings. Heimbuch is a commercial fisherman who is involved at the organizational level in the fishing community and just bought her first boat of her own with her brother.
Richard Crook displays two of his tatoos; his wife of almost 48 years on his right arm, and a bald eagle on his left. Crook, who served in the navy for 6 years, is currently the chaplain for the American Legion Riders in Anchorage, Alaska. He says that the community of friends he sees reguarly, like on nights like tonight at the American Legion Jack Henry Post 1, are like family to him. "These are the best people you'd ever want to be associated with," he says.
Ann Evans' dogs walk on the reef off of the coast of Nanwalek. The traditional saying goes, "When the tide is out, the table is set," and Evans and her family abides by this tradition and head to the reef at low tide to harvest bidarki, octopus, and seaweed greens.
A freshly caught octopus on the reef of Nanwalek. The traditional saying goes, "When the tide is out, the table is set," and Evans and her family abides by this tradition and head to the reef at low tide to harvest bidarki, octopus, and seaweed greens.
CORDOVA, ALASKA - Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Tesia Bobrycki, the Director of Regenerative Economy with the Native Conservancy, while processing freshly harvested sugar kelp at a facility in Cordova. /ASH ADAMS