Whale Hunt

Internet artist and storyteller Jonathan Harris’ new project documents the traditional Inupiat Eskimo whale hunt in Barrow, Alaska.

Over the course of seven days, Harris took 3,214 photos of the process at five-minute intervals, then organized his images into a unique interactive Flash presentation. And you thought Matthew Barney was the only artist fascinated by whales.

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