ARCTICANOS are the boreal people, the Arctic’s first and utmost explorers. For many years Galya Morrell has been photographing and recording stories of her friends, children and elders, living in the Arctic’s most isolated and hardest-to-reach settlements. The ARCTICANOS Exhibition was born to be nomadic and has travelled the world on a reindeer, Yakutian Arctic horse, by dog-sled, donkey, tractor and in a small open boat.

In April ARCTICANOS, as a part of Young Explorers North Expedition, will arrive to Barneo Ice Camp and to the North Pole. The portraits printed on a biodegradable material will be frozen into the sea ice columns and will drift with the ice and currents, until the moment they melt and turn into ocean water.

To see portraits of the Arctic children and their families, click here: