Aaron Vincent Elkaim, born in 1981, is a Canadian documentary photographer and founding member of the Boreal Collective. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Aaron approaches his work with a focus on narratives where traditional culture and environmental degradation collide. Since 2011, he has committed himself to exploring colonialist narratives where people still connected to the natural world are being impacted by industrial development. While highlighting important human and environmental rights issues, Aaron addresses the need to protect the natural world by revealing our profound connection it. (Photo shot in Fort Chipewyan, Lake Athabasca, Canada, 2013. Photo sponsors: Shelton and Courtenay Griffin.)

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