The Last Road North (Hardcover)
Completed in 1974, Alaska's Dalton Highway is the northernmost road in America. At 414 miles, the predominantly dirt road follows the upper half of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and is maintained exclusively as the transportation route for the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay. Alaskan photographer Ben Huff followed the road north for the first time in 2007, in search of the Alaskan frontier. He found a complex landscape--the physical and psychological line between wilderness and oil. For five years he traveled the road, and created a melancholy portrait of a space that asks us to reconsider our perception of frontier.
About the Author
Ben Huff (b. 1973) lives in Juneau, Alaska. He has exhibited in Alaska, as well as the lower USA, and China. He has received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska Humanities Forum.Karen Irvine is curator and associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College ChicagoBarry Lopez is an American author, essayist, and fiction writer whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for Arctic Dreams (1986) and his Of Wolves and Men (1978) was a National Book Award finalist.