On view Summer 2021
Photographer Jeroen Toirkens and journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius have visited boreal forests around the Circumpolar North in search of the stories surrounding them and the people of the boreal zone in the Northern Hemisphere, a chiefly coniferous circle that extends across Europe, Asia and North America. Also known as the taiga, the boreal forest is the largest vegetation zone (biome) on earth and makes up around 29% of the total forested area. Considerably larger than the Amazon rainforest, boreal forests convert carbon dioxide into oxygen on a massive scale. They are constantly changing, impacted by rapid deforestation in areas like Russia and rapid growth spurred by global warming. This project works to reveal these forests for people around the world. Organized by the Anchorage Museum and Fotomuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands, the exhibition will open first in The Hague in June 2020 and in Anchorage in early 2021 before traveling to other venues.