UPDATE, March 03, 2011: Join us for a last look at this stunning photo exhibition. The curator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the coldest place on earth. We’ll also have refreshments. Children are welcome! More details on the facebook event page. Proud to announce the opening of the photo exhibition On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway featuring my, Nastya Borisova and Ajar Varlamov’s winter photographs of this year’s Journey to Oymyakon, the…

I am pretty proud to present the region called Kobyaj. Below, please, find elected summer pictures (frankly saying, I have a lot of photographs, including winter ones). Kobyaj is people’s name for the Kobyajsky ulus located north from Yakutsk in Central Yakutia, Siberia/Russia. It is the only region (see the map) that includes partly the Lena River and the Verkhoyansk Range.

See photographs of the Even reindeer herders taken by anthropologist Florian Stammler in the northern part of the Verkhoyansk mountains in Yakutia, Siberia/Russia. Florian Stammler is one of a few antropologists, who mainly studies the peoples of the Russian Arctic. He used to lecture in Cambridge. Now he teaches at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland and is the coordinator of the anthropology research team at its Arctic Centre (http://www.arcticcentre.org/anthropology). He has been to Yakutia many times. This time, a couple of weeks ago, he and his…

Hurray! Bruce Parry with his IndusFilm crew is in the Siberian town of Yakutsk! What’s he doing here? Bruce Parry (born 17 March 1969, in Hythe, Hampshire, England) is a former Royal Marine instructor who is now a TV presenter and adventurer, known particularly for the documentary programme series Tribe (known as Going Tribal in the United States), co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel. Resource: Wiki. I met Bruce Parry two days ago on Lenin Avenue in Yakutsk. Actually he and his team arrived early, on…

Ajar Varlamov is like a good Santa. He keeps getting gifts out of his bag. Recently he visited Yakutsk Crafts Exhibition and brought many photographs of Even national clothes, accessories and attributes. The event was held in Kruzhalo Trade Center in March of 2010. See his pics.

Where to buy high fur boots with national decorations in Yakutsk? Where to get Yakut fur coats? Where to see fur production? The answer is quick. Visit SakhaBult. See more photos.

The Polar Cavalry. That way nine courageous men called themselves. They made an exciting expedition through mountain taiga. 400 km from the village of Topolinoe to Oymyakonsky region is not a joke. They chose the traditional means of transport, reindeer sleds.

Hannes, many thanks for sharing with the slideshow video, and it’s really great to hear that you liked the the journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold. 🙂

See the first portion of old photos. 42 photographs. Scanned and presented by Misha Maltsev, a London-based Yakutian. My comment: I think scanned old book pictures have their own aesthetics.

Director: Nicolas Vanier Location: Topolinoe, the Verkhoyansk Range, Yakutia/Siberia.