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Subhankar Banerjee: Arctic Voices
Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, edited by Subhankar Banerjee (Seven Stories Press, June 19, 2012). This anthology brings together first–person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. From Gwich’in activist Sarah James’s impassioned appeal, “We Are the Ones Who Have Everything to Lose,” during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 to an original piece by acclaimed historian Dan O’Neill about his recent trips to the Yukon River fish camps, Arctic Voices is a window into a remarkable region. Other contributors include Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Robert Thompson, Riki Ott, Nick Jans, Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Pamela A. Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, Cindy Shogan, and Peter Matthiessen. Arctic Voices was made possible by a generous grant from the Alaska Wilderness League.

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Subhankar Banerjee: Where I Live I Hope To Know, published by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, May 2011. The monograph includes essays by Subhankar Banerjee and curator Jessica May. The exhibition and the catalog was generously supported by the Lannan Foundation.

“WHERE I LIVE I HOPE TO KNOW” BY SUBHANKAR BANERJEE  

“THE DETECTIVE” BY JESSICA MAY  

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Subhankar Banerjee: Photographs
Subhankar Banerjee: Photographs, published by Dartmouth College Artist in Residence program in conjuction with an exhibition at the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center for Arts at Dartmouth College, January 13-February 8, 2009. The monograph includes an essay by historian Karl Jacoby.

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Subhankar Banerjee: Arctic Voices
A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History, edited by Alan Braddock and Christoph Irmscher (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009). This anthology includes historian Finis Dunaway’s essay “Reframing the Last Frontier: Subhankar Banerjee and the Visual Politics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.” The book offers a series of case studies on topics ranging from John White’s watercolors of the Carolina landscape executed during Sir Walter Raleigh’s 1585 Roanoke expedition to photographs by environmental activist Eliot Porter. Studying such artists and artworks through an ecocritical lens not only provides a better understanding of these works and the American landscape, but also brings a new interpretive paradigm to the field of art history—a field that many of these critics believe would do well to embrace environmental concerns as a vital area of research.

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Subhankar Banerjee: Arctic Voices
The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Maria Sháa Tláa Williams (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009). This anthology includes Subhankar Banerjee’s essay “Terra Incognita: Communities and Resource Wars.“ Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska’s first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners, of salmon canneries and oil pipelines, are praised. Filled with essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art, this volume foregrounds the perspectives of Alaska Native people, from a Tlingit photographer to Athabascan and Yup’ik linguists, and from an Alutiiq mask carver to a prominent Native politician and member of Alaska’s House of Representatives. Fourteen of the volume’s many illustrations appear in color, including work by the contemporary artists Subhankar Banerjee, Perry Eaton, Erica Lord, and Larry McNeil.

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Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars
Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars, published by Sundaram Tagore Gallery in conjuction with exhibitions at the galleries in New York and Beverly Hills in 2008. The monograph includes an introduction by Peter Matthiessen, an essay by Dr. Kelley E. Wilder, and a text booklet by Subhankar.

PETER MATTHIESSEN INTRODUCTION  
DR. KELLEY E. WILDER ESSAY  
RESOURCE WARS TEXT BOOKLET  


Subhankar Banerjee: The Last Wilderness

Subhankar Banerjee: The Last Wilderness, Photographs of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, published by Gerald Peters Gallery in conjuction with exhibitions at the galleries in New York, Santa Fe and Dallas, 2004–2005. The monograph includes twenty–nine photographs and an interview with Subhankar by gallery directors Lily Dowing Burke and Catherine Whitney.

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Subhankar Banerjee: The Last Wilderness
Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, edited by Dr. Stephen Brown (Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2006). This book brings together in words and images numerous species of birds that journey to the refuge from every continent. This book is also a passionate plea against allowing oil development in the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge, the nesting ground of these birds. Subhankar Banerjee and Stephen Brown provided vision for the book. Subhankar contributed photographs and wrote the preface. Foreword by Jimmy Carter and Introduction by David Allen Sibley.

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Acrtic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, Banerjee’s first book was published by The Mountaineers Books (Seattle, 2003). It chronicles his 4,000–mile journey through the refuge over a two–year period. His photographs are partnered with a foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate and former US president Jimmy Carter and essays by Peter Matthiessen, Fran Mauer, William H. Meadows, Debbie S. Miller, George B. Schaller, David Allen Sibley, and Terry Tempest Williams.

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