JONATHAN HARRIS


For seven straight days, Jonathan Harris took at least one photograph every five minutes while on an Alaskan whale hunt. Accompanying the Inupiat Eskimos on thousand-year-old tradition, the Inupiat whale hunt provides the community’s annual food supply, currently limited by international law to 22 whales a year.



Documenting his entire experience with a sequence of 3,214 photographs, starting with his taxi ride to Newark airport, and ending with the butchering of a second whale, seven days later. Photographs were taken at five-minute intervals, even while he slept (using a chronometer), established a constant “photographic heartbeat”. In moments of high adrenaline, this photographic heartbeat would quicken (to a maximum rate of 37 pictures in five minutes while the first whale was being cut up), mimicking the changing pace of his own heartbeat.

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