after henry hudson
James Pomerantz traveled to Waskaganish, a Cree village on James Bay, Quebec, near where Henry Hudson was last seen 400 years prior. As he learned about the deleterious effects of massive hydroelectric projects on the area, Pomerantz became interested in the Cree, whose lands have been seized and whose traditional way of life threatened. An experienced photojournalist, Pomerantz challenges the standard representational strategies of his profession in telling the James Bay story. After Henry Hudson consists of a shrink-wrapped set of postcards depicting seductive, serene landscape photographs. In contrast with the sublime imagery, the backs of the postcards are pre-filled with quotations that reveal the on-going negative impact of the hydroelectric projects on the seemingly serene James Bay region.