EALLU Wins Grand Prize and Arctic Prize at Gourmand Awards

May 28, 2018 • Philip Burgess

EALLU: Best in the World!

The Gourmand food book awards have now wrapped up in the coastal city of Yantai, China and the EALLU team are now heading home. It has been an extraordinarily successful trip, with the EALLU Food book picking up both the Grand Prize as ‘Best Foodbook in the World’ and best in the Arctic food culture category. This is an extremely important vote of confidence in the large team of young authors who contributed to this unique food book over the life of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group project.

To receive such an award from the mainstream food publishing industry is a powerful recognition of the richness and depth of a focal point of our cultures, our relationship to food. This is much more than just a book of recipes”, says Chair Mikhail Pogodaev of Association of World Reindeer Herders.

“We are incredibly proud of this achievement and our fantastic team of indigenous youth from across the Arctic who bridged generations and distances to create this extraordinary book. Maybe this signals a shift in how mainstream society values our food knowledge and that our societies can leverage this recognition to better community physical, mental and economic health. Arctic indigenous peoples have an absolutely unique understanding of the Arctic environment, their ecosystems, and our living food resources,” says Anders Oskal,the EALLU project leader and Secretary General of the Association of World Reindeer Herders. 

Read the official press release here and below see a gallery of photos

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New Photo Gallery – EALLIN @ Arctic Frontiers

February 9, 2015 • Philip Burgess

Arctic Frontiers_Photo Olga Shavrina-42We have just put up a new photo gallery from the EALLIN Executive Summary launch at the Arctic Frontiers conference held in Tromso a few weeks ago with HSH Prince Albert, held in collaboration with UArctic. All the pictures in this series are by professional photographer Olga Shavrina. View the full gallery here



IPCC Launch Event in Kautokeino – Photo Gallery Added

April 1, 2014 • Philip Burgess

IPCC Launch EventA photo gallery of the launch of the IPCC 5th Assessment report held yesterday in Kautokeino is now up. See all the photos here.
Watch a video prepared for the event here.

Read the Press Release for the event.


New Photo Galleries on the Reindeer Portal

November 1, 2013 • Philip Burgess

Chum site from the airWe have added a new series of photo galleries to the Reindeer Portal. Entitled ‘Scenes from Reindeer Husbandry’ we have started with image sets from four of the largest regions of reindeer herding in Eurasia:  Sapmi, the Yamal Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).  We will be continually adding images to these galleries and adding more galleries from the smaller regions of reindeer husbandry such as in the Taiga and elsewhere.

You can view the galleries here


World Reindeer Herders Lasso Championships, China: New Photo Gallery

October 16, 2013 • Philip Burgess

WRH Lasso Championships 2013This summer the 5th World Reindeer Herders Congress was held in the village of Alougoya and town of Genhe in Inner Mongolia, China. One of the social highlights of the Congress (it is held every four years) has been the holding of the World Reindeer Herders’ Lasso Championships. We have just added an extensive photo gallery of this years championships to the Reindeer Portal.

All the photos were taken Mikkel Anders Kemi who works for the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry.

See the full gallery here.


New Photo Gallery from Reindeer Herders’ Congress

September 16, 2013 • Philip Burgess

5th WRHC by Tracie CuryIn July of this year, reindeer herders’ from around the northern hemisphere gathered in Alougoya and Genhe in Inner Mongolia, China. Tracie Curry, a recent graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture program went to the Congress and has kindly agreed to share her pictures with the Reindeer Portal. Ms Curry is is currently investigating reindeer husbandry and adaptive strategies for nomadic peoples threatened by climate change and industrial development in the Barents Region and she has been working closely with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry.

View her gallery of pictures here


New Photo Galleries Added

May 7, 2013 • Philip Burgess

Evgenia Arbugaeva -pristine-mammoth-tusk-670We have added some new galleries to our redesigned Reindeer Portal – and one of our featured photographers is a colleague, Evgenia Arbugaeva, who this month has had her work on Mammoth Tusk Hunters featured in the renowned National Geographic magazine published this month.

Arbugaeva, a native of the Republic of Sakha, has kindly shared a series of her pictures from Sakha which you can view here on our new gallery pages. Arbugaeva has also supplied our front page imagery.

See the photo series from National Geographic here, and visit Arbugaeva’s webpages here.


ICR – WRH Photo Archive Now Transferred

May 1, 2013 • Philip Burgess

ICR Photo ArchiveOne of biggest challenges of transferring from an older version of a website to a new one is often the management of images and photo galleries. And images are important! Content without imagery is hard to wade through, especially on the web.

That is why we are pleased to announce the completion of the transfer of the entire activities and events photo gallery of ICR / WRH from 2007 – 2011 to the new website and available for viewing. There is some work needed to integrate it to WordPress, but the heavy lifting is completed! There are 57 galleries and over 2100 images.

View the photo archive here.


Yamal Herders and Gas – Photos and Article

December 22, 2010 • Philip Burgess

Interesting article and superb photography displaying Nenets herders coping with oil and gas installations on their migration routes in the ‘Russian Photo Blog‘. The photographer spent quite some time with herders that migrat through the Bovanekovo filed and was also allowed access to the contstruction site itself.
View all the photos here and the article in which they were used here in the magazine ‘Fast Company’.