Photographer Stephen Gorman ’82 (www.stephengorman.com) has published Arctic Visions: Encounters at the Top of the World, a lavish and memorable tribute to the land, sea, wildlife, and people of Canada’s North. Gorman traveled throughout the Canadian Arctic and the Northwest Passage aboard the expedition ship Lyubov Orlova for four seasons, giving him an unprecedented opportunity to take pictures of some of our planet’s most spectacular landscapes and wildlife populations.
The book’s stunning images and lively text offer a true sense of the spirit and being of this vast, awesome, and historic region. The publication received the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.
Gorman has also worked on assignment for such leading periodicals as Men’s Journal, National Geographic publications, Discovery Channel publications, Sports Illustrated, Sierra, Audubon, Outside, among many others. For the last several years he has been artist-in-residence for Cruise North Expeditions, an Inuit-owned and operated educational and adventure travel company based in the Canadian Arctic that is dedicated to cultural and environmental preservation.
His other photo-essay books include The American Wilderness: Journeys into Distant and Historic Landscapes, Thoreau’s New England; Wild New England, and Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest.