Judy Patrick.

Author:Gallion, Mari


Alaska photographer Judy Patrick's new book "Arctic Oil: Photographs of Alaska's North Slope" introduces readers to a remote region north of the Arctic Circle. The area is familiar to Native peoples who have lived there for centuries and more recently a small workforce that keeps Alaska's mammoth oil fields producing. Judy Patrick's photographs now bring this little-seen corner of the world to the public eye. Images of ice roads and ice islands built for winter exploration lie next to images of year-round production complexes hauled north by barge, and page turns reveal the faces of roughnecks on drill rigs. Patrick melds pristine Alaska and modern industry in each image, making "Arctic Oil" a unique and intriguing compilation. This hardbound coffee table style book showcases nearly two decades of photographs from Patrick's extensive library of images of oil exploration and production in Alaska's Arctic. Distribution is set for January 2014 and all pre-ordered books will be delivered signed by the photographer.

Taken over two decades, these photographs showcase Alaska's North Slope oil industry from the massive Prudhoe Bay field to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and beyond. Few people who don't work there get to see what Alaska's oil industry looks like, but Patrick brings the oil fields and surrounding region to life for those who...

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