"Introduction" to The Last Road North by Ben Huff
This collection of black and white images by Ben Huff is a meditation on the nature of the Dalton Highway in Alaska. This thoroughfare, also known as "the Haul Road," runs from Fairbanks, Alaska, to the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay, on the shore of the Beaufort Sea. Lopez's introduction explores Mr. Huff's sensitive response to this iconic symbol of industrialization and natural resource extraction. He also recounts some of his own experiences on the Dalton Highway during the years he was researching Arctic Dreams.