For months at a time, the northern half of the North American continent disappears behind a veil of white, the sun hovering low at the southern edge of the horizon. Despite the extreme temperature and lingering dark, those who've chosen to make their homes here persevere.The structures take on an air of communion with their landscape, a partnership with the cold, and with the resources that the vast expanse of uninhabited land provides.
The Edge of Knowing is the culmination of a year-long journey from Antarctica to the Arctic; a journey undertaken with the goal of understanding the places that, from the vantage point of the United States, are often simply thought of as being beyond “America". The book The Edge of Knowing was published Kehrer Verlag in 2019.
A native of Poland currently based in NYC and Paris, Magda Biernat is a contemporary art photographer and is the former photo editor of Metropolis Magazine. She received her MFA in New Media from Transart Institute in Berlin and New York. Her photographs have been published in, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Times, National Geographic, Interior Design, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Dwell and Afar. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is represented by Robert Klein Gallery in Boston and Clic Gallery in New York City.