In the far East of Russia lies a small mining town called Udachny. It is located in Yakutia, a remote region captured in the icy grip of winter most of the year. A frozen world of dense taiga and immense tundra zones — hardy pine trees and rushing rivers. Few people choose to live here, but those who do are proud citizens. Yakutia is known as the treasury of Russia. It is one of the world’s richest regions in natural resources. According to Siberian legend, God once spilled a bag of earthly treasures over this part of the country. A thick layer of permafrost covers large reserves of coal, gas, gold, and diamonds. The hospitality and optimism of the inhabitants soothe the harsh climate. It is they who turn the scenery of a frozen and isolated world, defined by extraordinary contrasts, into a vibrant and colourful community. The photo is a selection of the series.
50 cm x 60 cm.
Matte paper in a wooden frame.
Hanne Van Assche is a photographer who recently graduated with a master’s in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). She received her bachelor’s degree in photography from Narafi, Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Her work focuses mainly on social subjects, with a documentary approach.
Adel Setta, Alana Knight, Alexandra Theunis, Alies Torfs, Amnesia Scanner, Andro Boulougouris, Andy Eeckhaut, Anne Podevyn, Annelore De Cock, Anthony Ngoya, Antoine Dechambre, Antoine Grenez, Arthur Dufoor, Astrid Vandendael, Boris Deben, Briek Lesage, Carmen Pazos, Catherine Lemblé, Cato Crevits, Charlotte Daniëlse, Chloë Nuñez-Garcia, Clara Duflos, Clara Van Severen, Clara Wouters, Clara-Lane Lens, David Smulders, Denisa Teglas, Elisa Maenhout, Emma Terweduwe, Emmeline Geiregat, Eva Donckers, Eva Lynen, Fleur De Roeck, Gelique Pirard, Geran Knol, Guillaume Varache, Hannah Brugge, Hanne Fatah, Hanne Van Assche, Herlinde Raeman, Hyun De Grande, Jean-Samuel N’Sengi, Jeanne Dubé, Jill Verhaeghe, Joanna Maria Druyts, Joëlle Dubois, Jonas Reubens, Julia Garcia Rubio, Julie Pittevils, Julie Van Eyck, Kayla Van Durme, Ken Meersman, Lara Gasparotto, Larpie & Quintano, Leda Devoldere, Leen Hoogmartens, Lidia Sciarrotta, Lieven Van Vercruyssen, Liia Kosolovska, Linde Stevens, Lisa Gautama, Liz Verbruggen, Louise De Buck, Louise Degraeve, Louise Delanghe, Lynn Elshof, Maarten Van Mieghem, Manon Leneveu, Mathieu V. Staelens, Max Dreezen, Maxim Ryckaerts, Mayli Sterkendries, Michiel Debusseré, Mieke Galle, Migena Demaj, Natasha Pirard, Natasja Mabesoone, Nick Moons, Nina Vandeweghe, Oriane Verstraeten, Paule Josephe, Paulien Jans, Pauline Colleu, Phaedra Van Genabet, Rachel Daniëls, Ramy Moharam Fouad, Rein De Wilde, Renaat Nijs, Sam De Buysere, Sander Adriaens, Sander Mortier, Sara De Graeve, Sarah De Bruecker, Seppe Dyck, Seppe Vancraywinkel, Sharon Van Cleuvenberg, Shervin Sheikh Rezaei, Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, Sofie Devriendt, Stijn De Pourcq, Sven Goewie, Tessa Van Thielen, Thor Salden, Tine Vandamme, Tineke De Meyer, U.S.Girls, Ulana Perveeva, Valerie De Backer, Violet Braeckman, Virginie Corens, Yaqine Hamzaoui, Zeste Le Reste
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