On May 13, the Norilsk Museum and the Children of the Arctic project team will present a geographically large-scale photographic project Children of the Arctic. Scenery of the North. The exhibition will introduce the Norilsk people to the native northerners and show how their way of life works.
“The focus is on different ethnic groups representatives portraits. Professional images are accompanied by infographics with key words in the native language of the museum guests on the other side of the frame. Thanks to the Children of the Arctic multimedia portal, the Norilsk people will be able not only to read, but also to hear the multilingual voice of the Arctic through the speech of representatives of different peoples: Koryaks, Itelmens, Evens, Dolgans, Nganasans, Enets, Chukchis, Eskimos, Evenks, Yukaghirs, Nenets, Selkups, Khanty, Saami and Vepsians”, said the organizers.
The exhibition project will become one of the Russia Peoples Cultural Heritage Year key events in Norilsk and the upcoming all-Russian action f Museums Night – 2022, which will be held on Polar Explorer’s Day, May 21.
On May 28, in Dudinka, with the support of Nornickel, a street exhibition The World in Faces by the famous photographer Alexander Himushin will open. The author will personally present a collection of different peoples of the world representatives artistic photo portraits, taken in authentic national clothes in their places of residence.
The exhibition opening will be visited by the Taimyr administration officials, representatives of the indigenous peoples of Russia, including the heroes of Himushin’s works.
Recall that the exhibition The World in Faces presents 170 photo portraits of more than 100 indigenous peoples of the world representatives, including five Taimyr ethnic groups. Northerners will be able to visit the large-scale photo exhibition until the end of June.
Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: Nornickel press office