At Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territory, Canada by Margaret Bourke-White (1937)

The photograph “At Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territory, Canada” was taken by Margaret Bourke-White in 1937. It depicts a close-up of a young individual’s face, surrounded by a thick, fur-lined hood that protects them from extreme cold. The hood’s fur frames the face, creating a contrast between the soft textures of the fur and the smooth features of the face. The individual’s expression is serious and their eyes are directly engaged with the camera, conveying a sense of presence and perhaps contemplation. The photograph is a black and white image, emphasizing textures and the interplay of light and shadow on the subject’s face. This portrait captures a moment in the harsh climate of the Northwest Territories and gives a glimpse into life in such a remote and challenging environment.

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