Tuesday August 4, 2020

Ice shots in Athy Heritage Centre

The lives of the Inuit in Greenland can be seen in Co Kildare this weekend, in a photography exhibition highlighting the links between Ireland and the polar regions, writes Gavin Daly.

23rd October, 2010

Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson chose Athy for the launch of his exhibition and book, Last Days of the Arctic, because of the contribution of Irishmen to polar exploration.

Axelsson has been travelling to Greenland for 30 years, spending months at a time living and hunting with the Inuit. His describes the exhibition and book as documenting their lives ‘‘in the face of overwhelming cultural and environmental change’’.

The exhibition opened yesterday to...

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