Meet Author Jim Magdanz
RURAL ALASKA is one of the most fascinating places in the world. For nearly two decades, I have photographed, written about, and studied life in rural Alaska. If you could link up with me right now, you might find me...
In 1979, I received an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to photograph subsistence life in Shungnak, Alaska, the first photographic fellowship awarded by APF. That fellowship paved the way for a permanent move to Alaska. Since 1981, I have directed social science research projects in Northwest Alaska for the State of Alaska. In 1987, I married a fellow researcher, Susan Georgette. We have two sons, Reid, born in 1990, and Grant, born in 1994.
I am a member of the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI), and other professional media organizations. You can see some of my photographs on the ASMP Alaska site.
Most of the year, Susan, Reid, Grant, and I live in Kotzebue, Alaska, not far from the trading beach described in Go Home, River. In spring and fall, we go to our cabin on the Mauneluk River near Shungnak, Alaska. Throughout the year, we travel around northwest Alaska by snowmobile, boat, and small airplane, enjoying our beautiful country. (That sandy beach is in Nome, not Baja.)
I check my e-mail more often than I check my post office box. So if you know something I should know, give me a clue!.
From Alaska Northwest Books
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