Voices from The Cold

PhotographerLars Just
PrizeBronze in Book (series Only) / People
Entry Description

The melt water runs twenty-five miles through the mountains from the Ice Sheet of Greenland before it reaches the grey valley of Kangerlussuaq. Here lies Orpigaq. An orphanage for young, vulnerable Greenlanders with nothing good in common, that is if you ask them. Some are caught in patterns of crime, others of drugs, many in self-harm and violence and all in sexual abuse. They are young people our society has failed and for them the orphanage is the last hope, and the last stop before jail. The children are presented with each their portrait, and asked to write what they think, when they look at themselves.