This is a just small sampling of the thousands of selfless people involved, one way or the other, in the 2019 Last Great Race on Earth®. Mushers, volunteers, spectators, village residents and of course the canine athletes. They are all on equal footing here. The images were & are being made during pre-race activities as well as all along the 1,049 miles of trail to Nome. Both outdoors and indoors. My hopes are that from the images here, which take the subject out of the “Iditarod elements”, combined with their stories (audio & written) and personal info, will show what this thing we call the IDITAROD® really is — An Alaskan event of real-life humans and superstar canines that is simply like no other event in the world. Period. Drop the Mic.
Images will be uploaded daily throughout the 2019 race until approx. March 15, 2019. Check back often.
I’m grateful for my friends Matt Waliszek and Andre Horton who, over sushi and fried rice, inspired me to produce this project. And Matt paid for dinner! They both gave much of their time for critique and instruction along the way in order for this project to come to fruition as it is. THANKS YOU TWO !! And a big thanks to my office assistant, Trent Grasse, whose photo insights and expertise made this a better project. And for my wife Joan whose done the monumental task of transcribing. And to Glenn Aronwits for posting all the work on the site here.
I hope you, the viewer, enjoy the Faces of Iditarod®— 2019