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Aino Väänänen

"Everything changes in the North - even the land under our feet."

This is a project I've photographed around Northern Scandinavia during the past two years. I've been trying to capture the fragile environment of the Northern hemisphere juxtaposed with the man structures and industries that dominate here which are mining and paper production. 

Vanishing Point refers to the coordinates of the Arctic Circle which are in constant flux due to the movement of land masses and ocean streams. The Vanishing Point project grows to be an allegory to life in the peripheries of Northern Scandinavia where traditional ways of life and the environment are irreversibly changing.