Extreme climate meets an extreme culture in the village of Minto, Alaska. Here, health depends upon meeting basic needs of shelter to survive the cold. This picture was taken in September when I traveled through Alaska documenting the Northern villages and collecting data on climatic conditions in hopes of finding a solution that mediates the radical cold and native culture in the built environment. The spray foam insulation in an old, wooden cabin with trash behind the pane captures the lengths in which people go to simply maintain a stable shelter in their environment.
Photo Credit: Courtney Sigloh, submitted to the 2017 CGH Global Health Photography Contest