/ 2017 / Press / Nature/Environmental

Reindeer herder of the Yamal

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book (Series Only)/Nature, Bronze in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Charles Xelot, France

On the Yamal peninsula, in the Russian north, reindeer herder are still leaving a
traditional life. They are nomads striding the toundra with their herd. However the
influence of the modern world is visible everywhere and is slowly changing the way of
life. Two worlds are coexisting.
The climate change also as an impact: the migration starts earlier, sudden rise of
temperature melt the ice and snow making the way and the feeding of the animals harder.

For the last years I am dedicating my work to long term project mainly focused on Russia. My work is exhibited in galleries and in some private collections.