This Tiny Nordic Island's Future Depends On Its 35 Villagers
On this remote island, where sheep outnumber people, villagers are striving to uphold their simple and traditional lifestyle.
Battered by restless winds, with more sheep than people, the tiny island Sørburøy off the north coast of Norway is one of the world’s loneliest latitudes. But for the residents —all 35 of them—this remote landscape is nothing short of paradise.
Norwegian photographer Therese Alice Sanne spent a month documenting life here. What she found was a self-sufficient community, determined to survive despite the innumerable odds stacked against it.
“They are living on the bare minimum of what it takes to sustain a community,” Sanne says. “The combined primary and secondary school, the shop, the wharf and the ferry are all very important to the story.” It is a simple but entirely dependent ecosystem. Take one away and