TIFA 2022 People / Children

Faces of Yamal

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Children
  • Photographer
    Natasha Yankelevich

The Nenets have been living in tents since ancient times, and many still live in them. For the Nenets, this is the only home, the center of all life. This home world and the surrounding tundra are inhabited by a whole pantheon of mythological creatures, sometimes benevolent and sometimes hostile to man. The selection includes young tundra reindeer herders, who fleetingly met on my way at the Day of the Reindeer Breeder in Salekhard.