The article presents and analyses 20 photographs taken by ten young people in Paamiut, Greenland. ... Read more
The article presents and analyses 20 photographs taken by ten young people in Paamiut, Greenland. The photographs were taken as a part of workshop facilitated by photographer Tina Enghoff and journalist Anette Molbech and later published as part of a book. The workshop was one of the many activities in the community mobilization program Paamiut Asasara. The photos, their titles and narrative texts are analyzed, using the method of a close reading with a clear focus on the photos themselves, combined with a contextual analysis of the photos. Transparency into the step-by-step analysis is used to secure plausibility of the results. The study shows that the photographs present the following themes: (1) searching for strength; (2) moving forward (to be on the move); (3) the will to choose and to make changes; (4) a longing for close relationship; and (5) valuing love, i.e. to love and to be loved. These themes are understood in the context of traditional Inuit story-telling and in the present situation of the young people in Paamiut as part of the Paamiut Asasara program.