American Photography 35 

Kari Medig grew up in a cabin in northern British Columbia. His parents drove a red '73 Ford Bronco, wore rubber boots and made him go skiing. They owned matching Nikon FEs which they used to photograph wild mushrooms and other fungi in Canada's boreal forest. Kari inherited the cameras and started making his own pictures.

His upbringing made Kari especially comfortable in snowy places, steep or flat. He has a penchant for 120 film and relates well to folks with beards. He now owns a house (surrounded by a lawn that he reluctantly mows) in Nelson, British Columbia with his partner Emily. 

A selection of the notable folks he works with:

National Geographic / Outside / Patagonia / Air Canada's enRoute / Powder / AFAR / GQ / D2 (Norway) / The Globe and Mail / Monocle / Telegraph Magazine (UK) / National Geographic Traveler / Harpers / Lufthansa / Google / Mr Porter / Rogers Wireless / Skiing / Bike / Afisha Mir (Russia) / Snow / The Ski Journal / Bombardier / Destination BC /  The North Face / Norrøna (Norway) / Haglöfs (Sweden) / Bouygues (France) / Zodiac Aerospace/Safran (France)

Nelson/Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA