In 2005, I went to Nepal to try to photograph Nepal's Maoist rebels. Lodged in their mountain safe areas, they had already fought a decadelong insurgency against the Kathmandu-based establishment. What started out as a poorly armed, ragtag rebel movement had by that time fought the Nepali army and armed police forces to a bloody stalemate. More than 10,000 lives had been lost, the human rights of thousands violated, but at that time no end seemed in sight—neither the more than 200-year-old Hindu monarchy nor the democratic party establishment could quash the rebel movement, and the Maoist insurgents couldn't militarily take over Kathmandu.
In 1999, photographer Jacob Aue Sobol went to the settlement of Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland, where he lived the life of a fisherman and hunter and fell in love with a girl named Sabine. Compiled over three years, the photographs and narratives in his book create an intensely intimate record of his encounter with Sabine and life on the east coast of Greenland.