The book is a part of a project I've worked for the last six years. It is about native people inhabiting the north-east of Russia – the South Kuril Islands, Kamchatka and Chukotka. I spent several months with the indigenous northern peoples – Chukchi, Evens, Eskimos – reindeer herdsmen, fishermen and sea mammal hunters. As a result the series of photographs “Lands at the Edge of the World” appears.
Through my photographs I write my part of history – history of the time in which we live, history of people who are close to us. And every photo – a portrait, an event or a cityscape – is a thin slice of the present-day life about which later it will be able to say – yes, it was so.
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