Portfolio - Hiding From Baba Yaga
Like the girl Vaselisa running away from Baba Yaga in the Slavic fairy tale, many people throughout history have sought protection from the Yenisei river, and the woods it runs through. Nanna Heitmann’s “Hiding from Baba Yaga” is a poetic visual journey along the Yenisei river, which is born in Mongolia, then run northwards through all of Siberia, and finally flows into the Arctic Ocean.
Near the banks lives Yuri, who has built a small hut on a landfill. Here he can find food for his 15 former street dogs, here he lives freely. Nothing keeps him in the city, where thick coal dust covers the snow...