My tremendous gratitude goes to The Brucebo Foundation in Gotland Sweden  for providing an inspiring context for the research of this project, and for their assistance with travel funding and residency at the Brucebo cottages.

Thank you to archeologist Dan Carlsson, for his guided field trips in Gotland, and to Marion Fjelde Larsen for meeting with me in Lofoten, Norway.

Merci to my friend and photographer  Sarah A. Tremblay for her company in Gotland, Sweden in 2011 and in 2013.

I am very grateful to have photographed and filmed with archeologist Georg Nyegaard from the National Museum in Nuuk, Greenland and the members of his restoration team Henrik Høier and Jacob Noe Bovin. Their cooperation in South Greenland was beyond generous.

Thank you to Cinematographer Terryll Loffler for his a great sense of humour while camping and working in the wild, wearing all our clothes at once and sitting on the cold, wet ground for days on end.

Tremendous gratitude goes to Canada’s History Magazine, Parks Canada and Adventure Canada, for providing the adventure of a lifetime, cruising from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, across the Davis Straight and down the coast of Labrador to L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. It wasn’t quite as authentic as traveling in a Viking ship but the next closest option.

Thank you to The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canada for travel funding and to the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada for welcoming me each year to their annual conference.

Many thanks to my enthusiastic and trusty darkroom and studio assistant Scott Berwick.

Thank you to Andreas Rutkauskas for his invaluable assistance with shooting, sound recording, editing, proofreading and allowing himself to be dragged into a world of everything Viking.

Without the support of the The Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec and The Canada Council for the Arts, this project would not have been possible.

Finally, much appreciation infinitely extends to all the other artists, experts and friends I have met and will meet on this journey.


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