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.
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