Ash Adams

Photographer
   
Location: Anchorage, AK
Biography: 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,... read on
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CARRYING SKY, The First Year
Jennifer Allison decided that she would carry her baby, Sky, as far as she wanted to go. Sky was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation with heterotaxy and right atrial isomerism, a complicated set of birth defects, that gave her a 15-20% chance of surviving the first year of life. Jennifer was told that while Sky was essentially like any other baby in utero, there was a possibility that she would die shortly after birth or need immediate invasive intervention. While Jennifer was given the option to terminate the pregnancy, she wanted to have her baby anyways. "I'm not religious," she says. "It was just the right thing for me. I told her I would carry her as far as she wanted to go." Sky is now 15 months old and has survived 3 open heart surgeries, but her future is still uncertain. There are many more surgeries to come, the next of which will be this fall. Many children with heterotaxy do not survive the toddler years, and each surgery brings its own set of risks.

This is a first chapter.
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Tavlugun Women

By Ash Adams — An ‘Ancestral Memory’ Inscribed in Skin for The New York Times In Alaska and other areas of the circumpolar north, women have been..
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YOU ARE THE COLOR OF MEMORY

By Ash Adams — A personal visual diary. 
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THE TEENAGE WHALER

By Ash Adams — Chris Apassingok was 16 when he successfully hunted a bowhead whale for his family and his community of Gambell on the remote island of St. Lawrence..
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The People All Call Her Alaska

By Ash Adams — An ongoing project exploring Alaska identity through a combination of assignment work and personal work. 
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PEOPLE

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FOOD

By Ash Adams — Images of food from an eater. Primarily from editorial and commerical commissions, some personal.
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WHILE IN BETWEEN

By Ash Adams — Travel is a part of the Alaskan condition. Many villages and towns are off of the road system and only accessible by plane or boat. These are images..
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Carrying Sky

By Ash Adams — Jennifer Allison decided that she would carry her baby, Sky, as far as she wanted to go. Sky was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation with heterotaxy and..
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KIVALINA

By Ash Adams — Kivalina is one of several Alaska Native villages experiencing coastal erosion due to climate change that is changing the shape of the village..
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