About the Book
One hundred and fifty-seven pages of beautiful monochrome and colour photographs celebrate the remarkable people who live and work along the banks of the majestic Wedzen Kwe River and throughout the Bulkley Valley of northern British Columbia. More than just a collection of pictures, this volume by photographer Mark West seeks to captures the very soul of the region in a way rarely seen. Packed with stunning images of the Witsuwit'en First Nation, interlaced with photo-stories of the white settler and non-indigenous communities, this book provides a spectacular visual record for anyone interested in the diversity of the North. From Sikh immigrants to tattoo parlours, trapping to body building, the pages of this book unfold to reveal the wonderful world of a colourful humanity thriving amidst a rugged landscape of resource extraction, reconciliation and self-determination.