After a year of planning, Erin Ranney (@e.ranney) is about to set off into the wilds of Alaska to begin filming, and I’m excited to announce that starting in June I’ll be joining her at some of her family’s remote ‘camps’ on the Alaskan coast. We’ll be filming for a project in collaboration with @chrismorganwildlife - showing the beauty of Alaska through the lens of those that have coexisted with the wild there for over a century. This area is flourishing - home of the last great sockeye salmon run in the world - and is a good example of how to live with our natural world. It will show us what can be lost if people exert pressures like mining, overfishing, pollution or oil spills, which have affected many other parts of our coasts.
Most of our locations have never been filmed before and are truly wild. I’ll be joining her while we fish and film during the salmon run and then to the spawning grounds where we will focus on the great amount of life salmon support and the threats to this ecosystem from the proposed Pebble Mine. This photo, by Erin, shows these spawning grounds and the amazing landscape we will call home.
At the end of September Erin and I will be heading straight to @jacksonwildorg. You’ll know me by the slightly feral glint in my eye and the social ineptitude from being with so many people after spending several months in the wild!
#nopebblemine #alaska #womeninfilm