These small hunting cabins in the most northeastern part of the United States are inhabited by eskimos and withstand freezing -30 degree temperatures



Eirik Johnson

An Iñupiat's hunting cabin in the dead of winter.

Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost city in the United States. Located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, Barrow sits within the North Slope Borough - a 89,000 square-mile stretch of land that begins at the foothills of Alaska's Brooks Range to the coast. It's remote (more than 700 miles away from Anchorage), and in the winter months, it's extremely cold.


While photographer Eirik Johnson was on assignment near Barrow, documenting the clean up process of a shuttered Naval Camp, he heard rumors of a nearby hunting camp from the locals. With long summer days - the sun can set as late at 1am in August - Johnson was left with plenty of time to work on his own personal project.

He began documenting the makeshift hunting cabins, seasonally inhabited by the Iñupiat Eskimos, and decided to return the following winter to document the same cabins in freezing -30 ferinheight temperatures. We talked to Johnson about his experience in Barrow, and the little hunting cabins that are so far north.