Thule was the place located furthest north, which was mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature.
In literature, ultima Thule acquired a metaphorical meaning of any distant place located beyond the “borders of the known world”.
Danish photographer Henrik Saxgren (* 1953 in Randers) locates his photography book in this succession, which explores the life in Arctic Greenland. His explorations took him more than six months to document the life of what may be the last generation of hunters on the sea ice of Thule.
Saxgren created pictures that supplement the narrative of the Arctic, its drama and its myths. A photojournalism story that had to be told, collected and captured in this wonderful photobook which contributes to our collective consciousness of being human.
Ultima Thule by Henrik Saxgren