Completed in 1974, Alaska s Dalton Highway is the northernmost road in America At 414 miles, the predominantly dirt road follows the upper half of the Trans Alaska Pipeline, and is maintained exclusively as the transportation route for the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay Alaskan photographer Ben Huff followed the road north for the first time in 2007, in search of the Alaskan frontier He found a complex landscapethe physical and psychological line between wilderness and oil For five years he traveled the road, and created a melancholy portrait of a space that asks us to reconsider our perception of frontier....
|Title||:||The Last Road North|
|Number of Pages||:||385 Pages|
|File Size||:||589 KB|
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The Last Road North Reviews
This book should be listed as by Ben Huff! His photos of the Dalton Highway are exquisitely beautiful - whether of ruins, people or landscapes. The "haul road" is very rough and seldom driven all the way to the North Slope except by truckers and others with business there. Ben's photos take us less trepid folk along the road with him.
Average quality images print wise. The book almost seems like it's digitally printed(?). The mood and format of the individual photos are fine. I'd like to see more detail though.
The Dalton Highway was constructed to support the oil fields discovered in Prudhoe Bay and the associated pipeline, and passes through some amazing country. As the oil fields age, the truck traffic the road was built to support has begun to decrease, and the road has been opened to public traffic, allowing some tourism. In addition, a handful of people have settled along the edges of the road--"end of the roaders". Some of them are "into the wild" types, looking for a return to nature, some are running away from their past, and others seem just lost.