There are five nationalities of reindeer herders that live on the territory of the Republic: Even, Evenk, Yukagir, Chukchi and Dolgan. All of them are smaller populations, for instance the total number of Yukagir in the world at this moment is only 1509 people. During the period of one year I traveled with reindeer herders in different parts of Yakutia. I witnessed a unique culture that almost has not changed for centuries.
In the age of urbanization and technological progress these people have maintained an ability to live in complete harmony with nature and each other.
— Evgenia Arbugaeva
Evgenia Arbugaeva was one of the photographers who participated in Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010. The expert reviewers awarded her a 400€ prize to design and print her own photobook at Blurb.com.
A member of Magnum Photos gave a group of young Syrian refugees a 4-day assignment to document their life using a smartphone—the results are an inspiring testament to the renewing power of photography.
1st Place, Fine Art/Conceptual, LensCulture Earth Awards:
Visualizing the retreat of glaciers can be difficult—by charting the gradual reduction of Lewis Glacier with lines of petroleum-fueled fire, this series dramatically calls us to consider our part in the diminishing natural landscape.
"Julia Wannabe" is a photographic collaboration between a mother and her daughter, as the daughter transitions from being a girl to a young woman — award-winning work!
Susan Bank self-published this book of photographs of Cuban tobacco farmers and their families to great acclaim in 2008.
These portraits are raw, yet poetic, and
full of humor and compassion.