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Rod Lamkey, Kim Raff, Julia Rendleman, Jeremy Wade Shockley and Nima Taradji join American Reportage to join in our mission of documenting the American experience.

Photographers Rod Lamkey, Kim Raff, Julia Rendleman, Jeremy Wade Shockley and Nima Taradji join American Reportage to continue in our mission of documenting the American experience.

Nowhere to Go Amid Alaska's Melting Ice

With tides rising from climate change and with money tight, villagers on an Alaskan barrier island are unsure how, or when, they will relocate.

Alaska’s Chukchi Sea was only just starting to freeze when Nima Taradji arrived at the Inupiat village of Shishmaref last December. Situated on a narrow barrier island, Shishmaref was founded over 400 years ago as a seasonal fishing settlement. Cold weather and natural ice barriers used to protect the shore, but now the municipal village, home to some 600 residents, faces the immediate threat of inundation.