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untitled (The way we live now)
  • Stephen G. Williams
    born 1942
    born: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled (The way we live now), 1978
  • In the Middle: The Eskimo Today
  • gelatin silver print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 40.64 x 50.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Not on display
  • EL2008.013
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Exhibition Label:
"Climate Change at the Poles," Jan-2009, Kate Meyer, Jennifer Talbot, and Angela Watts
We don’t use dogs anymore to pull the Kmotik (sled). We still use them for their fur for our parkas. In the past when a village was starving we would have to eat the dogs. Now, we have the Ski-doo to take us great distances for hunting. But if you become lost, or run out of gas, or there are no animals to kill, you cannot eat your Ski-doo. It seems that we have lost more than we have gained.