Nadia Sablin (I)
Friday, March 02 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Grand Ballroom Salon I
In the Russian tundra above the Arctic Circle native migratory tribes struggle to maintain a traditional way of life in the changing climate. Russian oil and gas giants push further into the wilderness searching for natural resources, while ancient routes must change and contemporary means of travel and communication become adapted for the nomadic tribes to keep herding reindeer. Since 2014, Sablin have been visiting and photographing the family of Kondyginy, deer-herders of Khanty and Nenets heritage. Their six children are growing up, and after ninth grade, each must choose between traditional life or to remain in the city.