Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 People / Culture

The Frozen Ob Highway

  • Photographer
    Dean Yeadon
  • Agency / Studio
    Yeadonyeadon Photography
  • Technical Info
    Hasselblax 907
  • Photo Date

The mighty Ob is Russia's largest river and the gateway to the frozen tundra of the Yamal-Nenets region. Here the Nenets tribe live as they have for centuries, navigating their way up and down nature's highway. Manned mostly by immigrants from other parts of Russia, the checkpoints ensure no-one goes missing on the perilous journeys.

Grit, extremity, people living lives full of truth and sustenance is what i live for. Their stories, unique and interesting, is what i try to show.