Imagine a world far far away from the bright lights and hustle and bustle of the world’s major cities, a place so harsh and isolated that only a few would ever dare face to make the journey.
That’s where travel photographer Sasha Leahovcenco ventured on his incredible mission to photograph the nomadic reindeer herding families of Chukotka, Russia. A community who survived against a backdrop some of the harshest elements and conditions in the world.
Their way of life has been largely undisturbed for over century, teachings & techniques passed from one generation to another whilst the modern world was seemingly kept at bay.
To that extent they’d never had their photograph taken nor seen a camera before. The experience was just as new to them, as the environment was to Leahovcenco
“It was me who was most deeply touched by the experience. For although my hosts had few material possessions they shared with me something rare in the world – a sense of peace and satisfaction with life.”
Below are a few heart-warming photographs from his journey that capture the very spirit of family, survival and community. You can see the rest of his fantastic series right here
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