Maktak and Gasoline


Title: Maktak and Gasoline
Photographer: Ellis Doeven
Publishing date: April 2018
Text: Ellis Doeven
Language: English

Design: -SYB- Sybren Kuiper
Lithography: Colour & Books – Sebastiaan Hanekroot
Printing: Wilco Art-Books Amersfoort
Binding: FopmaWier

Edition: 700 copies in a one-time edition
Size: 230 x 170 x 22 mm
Pages: 190
Cover: hardcover
ISBN: 978 90 828465 0 8

Price: €42,50
Shipping cost: €7,50 (Netherlands)




Maktak and Gasoline documents the small community of whalers in Point Hope, an Inuit settlement in Alaska. The fact that photographer Ellis Doeven found love there – she had a child with the local whaler Othniel Art Oomittuk Jr. – is perhaps the reason why the portrait of the community in the harsh Arctic environment has become so loving and warm, without any sentimentality.

Volkskrant Magazine, 20 February 2016
Trouw, 21 April 2018
NRC Next, 14 May 2018
Focus, June 2018