TIFA 2023 People / Life Style

Alpine Inhabitants of The Ukrainian Carpathians.

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Michael Dorohovich
  • Photo Date

This series shows the highest inhabitants of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The highest settlements are over 1000 meters above sea level. There are very harsh conditions for life, because the winter here is very long. The inhabitants of these small villages have to work hard to store food for the winter. Picking berries and mushrooms, mowing hay for the winter for livestock and many other jobs that take up all their time. But clean air and beautiful nature compensates for all the difficulties of high mountain life.

Michael Dorohovich is a portrait and documentary photographer. Born in the small town of Uzhgorod in Transcarpathia, Ukraine. Author of successful photo projects in Ukraine, such as "Famous and interesting personalities of Transcarpathia", "Cultural ethnos of Transcarpathia", which were noted and awarded on many world platforms.Solo mountaineer and specialist in solo mountain trekking (he traveled the mountains of the Carpathians, Crimea, Caucasus, Alps, Altai, Kamchatka, Pamir, and Tien-Shan).Recorded his travels and ascents to the top of the world in photo landscapes.