Portraits of Resilience

Uummannaq, Greenland

Greenland with no ice?
Hi, my is name Michael. I’m sixteen years old I live in Uummannaq and I think this climate change may change the lives of many people of Greenland . I hope someone can do something fast so our way of life will not change.
Greenland’s inland ice is melting
Greenland’s inland ice is melting. Maybe Greenland is going to be like a green land. Maybe there will be strange animals and new vegetables.
Fish Factory
This picture is taken in Uummannaq’s ?sh factory. People are working with the halibut. The factory is very important for our town, because it gives work for many people. It is the only factory here.
Sun
The sun used to come February the 4th, but now it comes one day earlier. The reason why it comes earlier is climate change.
Grandmother and White Seal Skin
My grandmother’s name is Else Broberg. She is 60 years old and she works with white seal skin. She makes boots for everyone in my family and she makes pearl beaded costumes for the girls.
Seal Hunting
Seal hunting is the most important thing for me. That’s because my father used to take me along when he was hunting seals. I like seal hunting a lot.