Revisiting Whale photography with Bill Hess

Bill Hess is a photographer who has immersed himself in the Native cultures of the Arctic for decades, and came back with extraordinary images and stories. His book “The Gift of the Whale” is a classic on the subject of Inupiaq hunting. And he’s also a humble and funny person to talk with. We’re revisiting this episode from winter of 2015.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 10, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKDT

Images by Bill Hess:

 

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His now-crashed Citabria parked on Norton Sound as Mike Williams races past towards Nome. Photo: Bill Hess
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The late Jonathan Aiken, Sr – Kunuk – about to land a whale, Barrow, April 26, 1988. Photo: Bill Hess

 

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Lakota cowboys, 1972. Photo: Bill Hess
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Bill’s cousin in-law Nita Quintero, White Mountain Apache Sunrise Dance, about 1978. Photo: Bill Hess

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