Jimmy Nelson; Nenet Tribe:

The Nenet Tribe is similar to the Inuit Tribe,where they hunt their own food and live in the same climate temperatures.The Nenets are also reindeer herders, migrating across the Yamal peninsula, thriving for more than a millennium with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. Their annual migration of over a 1000 km includes a 48 km crossing of the frozen waters of the Ob River.

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The Nenets still rely on traditional clothing sewn by the women. The women wear a Yagushka which has a double layer of around 8 reindeer skins.
Both men and women wear hip-high reindeer skin boots consisting of an inner and outer boot.Screen Shot 2017-01-10 at 15.39.05.png








The men take care of grazing the reindeer, slaughter, choosing pastures etc. The women’s role is primarily to prepare and cook the staples of meat and fish, to repair clothing, to pack and unpack the households during periods of migration and to look after children. These traditions are the same as the Inuit Tribe.

The photos are from Jimmy Nelsons website. He travelled to Yamal Peninsula to take photos of the tribe and to find out about their culture and traditions. Jimmy Nelson has presented them in a natural way showing who they really are, not changing them to fit his photograph, he has altered himself to fit them. The way it is all natural expressions on their faces makes the photo more powerful as they are not forcing a smile or making themselves feel uncomfortable in the situation.




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