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LIfe through a Gwich'in lens

N-1987-017-1781 small.JPGJames Jerome developed a passion for photography at a very young age, and took thousands of pictures of the thing he knew best: life in and around his community.

Those photos have become important historic documents, depictions of everyday life in remote Gwich'in communities.

Many of Jerome's photos were almost lost in a fire, but some of the surviving photos are now on display.

Fish Camp: Life Through A Gwich'in Lens is a chronicle of life in a fish camp in the late 1970s. It's now on display in the Hougen Heritage Gallery at the Arts Underground in Whitehorse.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with archivist Cheryl Charlie about Jerome, and the photos.

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