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Portraits At The Edge Of The World, Chapter I

Pyramiden. Land of utopia

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Kirill Shepelev is a Muscovite man who spends six months a year in the ghost town of Pyramiden, an old Soviet coal mining settlement in the Svalbard archipelago. It was once home to 2000 people before they were evicted overnight in 1998, when the inhabitants were forced to abandon the city in 48 hours, leaving all their belongings behind. Watch the video

Portraits At The Edge Of The World by Guille Cascante and Anna Huix, Chapter I

Pictures from ‘Tales beneath the melting ice’, an ongoing project by photographer Anna Huix, Eldorado collaborator.

Presented by Nowness
Produced by Eldorado
Directed by Goroka

Photography. Anna Huix
Words. Guille Cascante


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Guille Cascante

Guille Cascante

Filmmaker and Sailor
Founding partner and the head of the production company Goroka, a content producer specialising in creating and producing new formats and documentaries for screens of all kinds. Set up in 2005, it has produced nearly 1,200 TV programmes and 4 documentaries for TVE, Canal+, TV3, MTV, UER, BTV and Red Bull TV. It currently has the programmes Mapa Sonoro and Página 2 (TVE) and Caràcter (Canal33). On his free time, he loves to set off and sail to somewhere.
Anna Huix

Anna Huix

Anna Huix is a London based photographer from Barcelona. She studied at Parsons School for Design in Paris and New York City. Amongst others, her work has been published in the New York Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian weekend magazines, and Monocle. She enjoys photographing remote places -the Baltistan region in Pakistan, Svalbard in the Arctic and Cape Horn in Chile to name a few. She likes people and their colors. She loves her job.
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