70 Degrees West is a multimedia project that documents our modern world’s impact on environmental and humanitarian struggles in unique and fragile eco-regions from the North to South Pole along a single line of longitude. Exploring the vulnerability of habitats and cultures along one line of longitude demonstrates a fraction of a larger truth: The natural world and cultural ways of life are endangered on a global level. Through photography, film and written narratives, our goal is to broadcast essential information in order to help preserve the habitats, cultures, diversity and richness of life on Earth.
Photographer and director Justin Lewis and writer and producer Michelle Stauffer have spent two years gathering stories in Qaanaaq, Greenland; Maine, U.S.; and Bermuda. To learn more go to 70degreeswest.com.