YAMAL

The remote Yamal Peninsula stretches from the Northern Siberia to Kara’s sea, beyond the Arctic Circle. Actually, its name means “the edge of the earth” in the local language. In this region live the Nenets, one of the greatest nomadic people among the 26 ethnic groups from this Russian province. These people's lifestyle is punctuated by seasons and their migratory flows following ancient roads. However, since a few years, the global warming leads to the permafrost melt. This had some quite awful consequences on the Nenets people. 

The melt enables oil deposit and natural gas exploitation but the erected infrastructures impacts their migration. Without any migration, the Nenets are bound to disappear: during winter, temperatures can drop to -122°F in the north, then, the exploitable grazing areas are only in the south. Pollution from factories made for the resources extraction threatens gazing areas. Temperatures that exceeded 86°F, have defrosted some bacteria infected by Anthrax in a reindeer carcass.

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    WOLF HUNTING KARELIA

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 24mm 1.80 sec, f/5,6, ISO 400

    North Karelia, Finland, 01/2017. Forest landscape around Lienksa.

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    Sony 7RII FE 2470mm F4 ZA OSS 25mm 1/800 sec, f/4, ISO 100

    Yamal, Russia. 04/2017. Reindeer in the tundra.

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    WOLF HUNTING KARELIA

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 24mm 1/800 sec, f/10, ISO 400

    North Karelia, Finland, 01/2017.

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    Moscow 2017

    Sony 7RII FE 24_70mm F4 ZA OSS 25mm 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320

    Moscow, 04/2017. Red Square.

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    YAMAL

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 39mm, 1/2000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

    Yamal, Russia. 04/2017. Church construction in Salekhard.

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    Romania - 2017

    Sony 7RII FE 24 - 70mm F4 ZA OSS 25mm, 1/1600 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100

    Bulgaria, June 2017. The beaches around Balchik.

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    Romania - 2017

    Sony 7RII, FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 24mm, 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 100

    Romania, Galati, June 2017. Crossing the Danube, view from the hotel Vega.

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    Romania - 2017

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 67mm, 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200

    Bulgaria, June 2017. The beaches around Balchik.

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    Romania - 2017

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 25mm, 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 100

    Moldova, Giurgiulesti, June 2017. The very little village stands in Moldova on the very border with Romania and Ukraine. Is the only access to the Prut river and to the Black Sea via the Danube. Landscape around the village.

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    Belt and Road China

    Sony 7RII FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS 44mm, 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400

    On the train from Lanzhou (Gansu Province) to Urumqi (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region). View from inside the train at the border between Gansu province and Xinjiang. The LanzhouXinjiang High-Speed Railway, a high-speed rail in northwestern China from Lanzhou in Gansu Province to Urumqi along the new Silk road, has been seen as the foundation for the One Belt One Road initiative.

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Introduction

"I come from the tradition of documentary photography but my interest is to encourage curiosity rather than deliver information. The best story is not in the picture itself but around and behind it.What you see is in the frame is just an emotional window"

Davide Monteleone is an artist and a visual journalist working on long term independent project using photography video and text.

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