Yellowknife | A Familiar Landscape

Dene Drummers

 

Visual Artist Dyanne Wilson is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘North of 60’.  To see Dyanne’s body of work, click on any image.

 

The Raven at Long Lake

 

Modes of Transit

 

Fish Fry

 

Aurora G1 Storm

 

When my husband accepted a position with the Territorial Government, I was fortunate to return to Northern Canada where I spent much of my childhood.  For two years, I was able to document the landscapes, people and culture of Yellowknife.  Memories of the northern lights, piercing cold weather and the crisp sound my mukluks made while walking through the snow would resurface and inform my vision.  While the community of Yellowknife is considered sub arctic, temperatures of -36C in late November are not unusual.  With the recent passing of my father, my trek north was in a sense a means of retracing our steps and keeping alive the memories of my parents and childhood through the familiar northern landscape.

 

The Snowking

 

Yellow Houseboat on Great Slave Lake

 

Fur

 

No Sniveling – Fine Dining at Bullock’s Bistro

 

Traveling to Lutsel K’e – an eight hour journey via snowmobile and sled

 

All images and text © Dyanne Wilson

 

 

See also:

Snippets of Canada

By Dyanne Wilson

 

 

 

 

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