On thin ice is a series of photos from Greenland and one of the chapters in a long-term project concerned with the human face of climate change as it threatens various low-lying regions. It shows the life of hunters and fishermen in the remote villages in Northern Greenland. In this exploration, Jazbec spent most of his time in the Saatut village with only 250 inhabitants but over 500 dogs.
One of the main characters of the story is Unnartoq, one of the last remaining people sticking to tradition and living as subsistence hunters. Jazbec doesn’t speak Unnartoq’s language, so hand gestures and honesty became an even more important factor of communication than usual. For a European, the conditions in Greenland are extreme; low temperatures require one to be exceptionally strong-willed, and will to live is what has always driven the traditional hunters to survive. However, the daily life of these hunters is changing due to climate change, unpredictable weather, higher temperatures, and the resulting thin ice.
Jazbec turns his lens towards sustainability and changes made in nature by mankind. In our striving for wealth and development, we have fatally damaged human life and its course on the blue planet.