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Nick Kozak  Photojournalist, documentary photographer, life-long traveller, artist. Recent Artist in Residence at KIAC in Dawson, Yukon, Canada.

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Michel Sutherland cradles his youngest child in front of their home. Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario, Canada. 071317. #nickkozak #FortAlbany #FirstNation #Canada #northern #north #community #people #remotecommunity #Ontario #photojournalism #DocumentaryPhotography #Peetabeck

A cabinet engulfed in flames at the Fort Albany First Nation waste/dump site. 081016. Once things go up to a remote community there aren't many ways to properly dispose of them. I've heard of supply planes going back from Fort Albany empty when feasibly they could be bringing back at least recyclable items. #nickkozak #FortAlbany #Peetabeck #flames #garbage #dumpsite #environment #northern #community #dailylife #challenges #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #Canada #Canadian

A very heart-warming event in the community of Peetabeck last summer:
Children lead an Awareness Walk against drug dealing and bootlegging on Fourth Street in Fort Albany. 072116. In October 2016 a thirteen-year-old boy, at the front of the line in the Awareness Walk, took his own life. #Peetabeck #FortAlbany #FirstNation #youth #power #voice #struggle #dailylife #JamesBay #remotecommunity #people #young #Indigenous #Ontario #Canada #nickkozak #photojournalism #documentaryphotography

Leading up to my return to Fort Albany First Nation this June I'll be posting images from the series #Peetabeck that have not previously been posted to Instagram.

A stitch up of of portraits taken during the 2016 Fort Albany Youth Gathering near the Sundance Grounds up at the dikes of Fort Albany First Nation. August 3-5, 2016. I worked with community members to decide on backgrounds for these and we settled on the colours of the Medicine Wheel (fabric donated by Northern Store). #FortAlbany #JamesBay #youth #youngpeople #Indigenous #northern #north #remotecommunity #hope #future #FirstNation #nickkozak #medicinewheel #portraits #youthgathering #documentaryphotography #photojournalism

A mother and daughter at the #DawsonCity Arena watching a community hockey tournament. 030417. My last post from the series of images I shot while #KIACArtistInResidence in Dawson City, #Yukon between March and April. #Canada #Canadian #mother #daughter #north #northern #hockey #arena

The illuminated window of a residence on Harper Street. 030717. #nickkozak #DawsonCity #Yukon #window #winter #northern #north #Canada #night #documentaryphotography #kiacartistinresidence

Two visitors horsing around in #DawsonCity for the #TrekOverTheTop Intarnational snowmobile run from Tok, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon. 030917. #nickkozak #Canada #Yukon #visitors #tourism #dailylife #north #northern #Canada #Canadian #winter

An Elder, children, and a Conservation Officer next to the ferry landing on the Yukon River during a Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation ice-fishing program for children from Robert Service School. 031717. #nickkozak #KIACArtistInResidence #Yukon #DawsonCity #north #northern #FirstNation #tradition #livingontheland #Canada #Canadian #youth #photojournalism #documentaryphotography

Visitor Jen MacLeod does the "Sourtoe Cocktail" at the Downtown Hotel. 031917.

Established in 1973, the Sourtoe Cocktail has become a time-honoured tradition in Dawson City. To date, the club has over 100,000 members, hailing from every corner of the world.

There have been 10 toes but the original one dates back to the 1920's when a guy lost his toe in the cold and it was preserved in alcohol. Years later it was discovered in a cabin by Captain Dick Stevenson and he and his friends came up with the brilliant idea of putting the toe in a drink.

Musher Kyla Boivin pictured fetching water at Forty Mile during the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race. 032317.
Forty Mile is best known as the oldest town in Canada’s Yukon. It was established in 1886 at the confluence of the Yukon and Fortymile rivers by prospectors and fortune hunters in search of gold. #Yukon #Canada #north #musher #FortyMile #river #kiacartistinresidence #nickkozak #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #storytelling #landscape #Canadian #percydewolfe

Just a few more posts from my time in #DawsonCity.
Here is Christopher Love of US Customs and Border Protection checking a musher's passport at the Eagle, Alaska checkpoint during the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race, a 200 mile international dog-sledding race from Dawson City, Yukon to Eagle and back. 032417. #nickkozak #KIACArtistInResidence #Eagle #Alaska #officer #border #checkpoint #race #percydewolfe #dog-sledding #north #USA #UnitedStates #borderpatrol #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #night

Curling in a Bonspiel at the Dawson City Curling Club with James Healey. 032517. After nearly 32 years of living in Canada I curled for the first time. #Canada #Yukon #curling #community #activity #north #northern #Canadian #bonspiel #KIACArtistInResidence #documentaryphotography

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