The places that man has been unable to conquer and shape to his taste are, paradoxically, those where we can find freedom and rediscover our identity. In this regard, the Arctic is one of the most inaccessible places where we can return to the roots of human nature. The White Line reflects on places for belonging. The Arctic not only is this unique environment worthy of conservation and protection, it is also a place where we can connect with the natural cycle of life, as animals that inhabit the Earth, as individuals, isolated, yet connected to the planet. The project spans the 2016 to 2019 period in the Arctic Circle, specifically in the regions of Qaanaaq and Kulusuk in Greenland, the Peninsula in Siberia (Russia) and in Norwegian and Finnish Lapland. As part of this project I travelled over the ice with Inuit hunters from eastern and northern Greenland and lived in the Polar Ural Mountains with the Siberian Nenets in Yamal and with the Sami people in Norwegian Lapland. The photographs in The White Line seek to immerse the viewer in the fragile, wildly beautiful nature of the Arctic region, which lives harmoniously with harsh conditions in one of the most inhospitable parts of the planet, where the silence reveals the sound of nature, awakening the senses and the pulse that connects us all.

Rosa Rodriguez is an Artistic and Documentary Photographer. She is interested in travel, society, and the influence of traditions on the human being. Currently, she is interested in the communities that preserve their link with nature in their way of life, and the importance of caring for and fighting to preserve unique natural areas of our planet. She estudiad Art Education at the Complutense University and Art Photography at the School of Arts and Design, both in Madrid. She has been winner of the prestious Scolarship Roberto Villagraz awarded by EFTI International Center for Photography and Cinema (2019), First Prize in the Photography Contest of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (2018), Honorable Mention in the Professional Portrait Category IPA Photo Award (2017), Nominated in the Nature Category by the Magazine Photogrvaphy Magazine & Grant (2017), Special Mention in the Plastic Arts and Photography Contest of the Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in France and the College of Spain in Paris (2016). She has participated in several individual and group exhibitions, among others, PhotoIreland Festival (Dublín), Atlánticas Colectivas (Tenerife), Colegio de España en Francia (Paris), Pumapungo Museum (Cuenca, Ecuador). She published the fanzines, Moscow White Dreams (2014), China In Progress (2015), El Viaje (2017), that were part of several exhibitions in Festivals, Museums and Art Centers.

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Image: Rosa Rodríguez