My first full-length piece on the arctic, Sled Dog, has been aired by Living on Earth. The fieldwork for this essay was conducted in the traditional Inuit community of Arviat, just below the Arctic Circle on the NW shore of Hudson Bay. You can see a photo of the dog team, read the essay, and hear my reading of it at www.MarkSethLender.com. If you scroll down, you will also find a piece I just did for Living on Earth's sound feature, EarthEar. It's the full-length recording of an Inuit throat song called The Love Song and was also made in Arviat.
Upcoming on Living on Earth are pieces on Polar Bear, Beluga Whale, and a number of sound recordings. And none of this work would have been possible without your generous support.
As you know, my house was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Two hours ago, after 5 1/2 months of unlimited aggravation, the flood claim was settled. Now begins at least a year of reconstruction. That will be the easy part, and my attention now fully returns to what I really care about.
All of your names have been posted to my website. Those of you still owed premiums, I'll have them for you soon. I'll be posting a gallery of photographs from Hudson Bay, probably over the weekend. Please check in towards Wednesday of this coming week. The gallery images will be for sale and will be 40% off the listed price for my Kickstarter backers. If you are due a photograph as your premium, just pick the photo or photos you like and I'll have them printed for you. Although the premium was for a Fuji print, I've upgraded to Giclee process (using archival paper and 95 year inks). I think you'll be much happier with the result. I want you to have something of real value.
As always, you can contact me through MarkSethLender.com. Again, many thanks.
- Mark Seth Lender