Photographing Sigrid

In 2007 I went to Alaska to make a story about a girl running the Iditarod for the first time. She was 28-year-old Sigrid Ekran from a tiny village in Norway. She wasn’t too keen on letting me tag along at first, she didn’t think she was interesting enough. But she let me come anyway, so I bought a ticket to Alaska and my life was never the same again.

 
 Sigrid gets a hug from Puck, her goofiest dog. Knik, Alaska. February 2007.

Sigrid gets a hug from Puck, her goofiest dog. Knik, Alaska. February 2007.

Chapter One: Meeting in Alaska.

After some months of connecting I finally make it to Alaska. As I left New York I only knew she was somewhere outside Anchorage, no phone number, just the email she sporadically replied to. I rented a car, found a B&B, and hoped the morning would give me some idea of where to go. The next day I found myself headed for Knik, Alaska, a small community outside Anchorage filled with dog mushers. She was there, still sceptical, but I was welcome.

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