James Q Martin

James Q Martin Alaska

Photographs by James Q Martin from a 2016 packrafting expedition in Brooks Range, Alaska while filming for the Paving Tundra Project


The state of Alaska is currently considering a 220-mile industrial access road to facilitate construction of a huge open pit copper mine in the roadless and remote Brooks Range. In response, our team of filmmakers completed a 350-mile expedition along the proposed route corridor to capture the wild nature and human culture that could be lost if the rivers are bridged and the tundra is paved.