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Nanna Heitmann, Hiding from Baba Yaga

A journey into the kingdom of myths: the Yenisei River, one of the longest rivers in the world, is the continuous thread guiding photographer Nanna Heitmann through Siberia. Along its banks, she met loners, outsiders and dreamers, and captured their worlds in her sensitive project Hiding from Baba Yaga.

Nanna Heitmann was born in Ulm, Germany, in 1994, and studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at college in Hanover. In 2018 Heitmann’s work was shortlisted for the  LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards.

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A traditional horse race. With temperatures reaching 43 °C, seven horses died.
Vaselisa lives in the small village of Erzhey. Her parents are deaf and mute.
Insects and amphibians are a testimony to the unique nature of the region.
Yuri lives with his 15 dogs in a small hut, not far from the banks of the river.
Yuri has darkened his hut for the short, but hot, summer.
Forest wildfires are daily occurrences – here, close to the town of Minusinsk.
A head injury sustained while diving is a reminder of hot summer days.
Khuresh is a form of wrestling and is a traditional sport in southern Siberia.
Dolga’s daughter has fallen asleep on her father’s lap in the summer heat.
The Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station is the largest in Russia.
Evgenii with his rat. He heads to the USA for five months to earn money.
A small ferryboat is the only connection to the outside world.