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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Portraits of Polar Life



I met Konstantin Savva in Nuuk, where we both enjoyed the processions, music, and dancing at Greenland's National Day celebrations. But while I went home after a couple of weeks, Konstantin has spent months exploring the polar regions. I'm very envious of his expedition, particularly getting to see the deep north in the depths of winter (something I plan to experience for myself one day). So I was thrilled to hear that the Sakhalin Regional Museum in Russia is holding an exhibition of Konstantin's photography, which runs until June.

Konstantin has kindly given me permission to share a few of his photos here as a taster. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And if you can't make it to Russia in time (which, let's face it, most of us won't be able to), you can still visit the exhibition virtually via Facebook.

Yevgeniy Mikhailovich Galyatagin, walrus ivory carver and scrimshaw artist in Nutepelmen, Chukot.

Boris Vukvukay, famous deerherder of Chukotka, the hero of Aleksei Vakhrushev's film The Book of Tundra.

Karina, proud daughter of the deer herder.

Nomads getting ready to move on in Neshkan, Chukot.

Northern lights over Nuuk, Greenland.



All photos in this post are (c) Konstantin Savva, used with permission.


See all my posts about Greenland.

10 comments:

lockwoodseasons said...

A part of the world that I have not seen and probably will not have the opportunity to do so. Thankyou for this. Christine

Slamdunk said...

Thank you Rachel for sharing Konstantin's experiences. Wow, what sights he has seen.

becky said...

Awesome Northern Lights...wouldn't it be great to actually BE THERE when it's happening. Photographs just can't capture the feeling, I'm sure although these photographs are splendid! Thanks for revealing life in Greenland...seems of another time...

Elle Sees said...

I would love to have a journey here

Kazzy said...

You and your adventures! Wow!

Rachel said...

Love that photo of the Northern Lights!

Lilian Nattel said...

Gorgeous photos and fascinating. Thank you!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow so pretty love seeing places like this a different world and what a cute little girl

Debi said...

These are beautiful! I had the pleasure of traveling to the Arctic tundra to see polar bears in Churchill Canada several years ago & it was an amazing experience. The polar regions are certainly not for everyone, but I would love to go back someday.

christine said...

I really, really, really will get to see the Northern Lights in person one day:)

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