The Dolgans Destiny exibit took place between 20 January to 7 March 2016 at the Museum of Man (Musée de l’Homme) in Paris. Spectators were exposed to 70 black and white images of French photographer and journalist Nicolas Mingasson depicting the undiscovered culture of the North Taimyr region, the Russian Arctic.
The photographic exhibition of Nicolas Mingasson was a rare opportunity to discover the little known society: “I wanted to illustrate the daily life of the Dolgans in its diversity. In the streets of the villages, young people dress (almost) as in France, in the evening they call their cousins on Skype, who’ve gone far to the south and when the weekend comes they visit their grandparents by skidoo”.
The Dolgans of the Northern Taimyr (Siberia) are among the most isolated populations in the Russian Arctic. While a large part of the population inhabit as sedentary reindeer herders, some families still live as nomads with herds.
The Mamont Foundation is proud to present the Mamont Cup 2015, the ultimate expedition to the North Pole consisting of 60 nautical miles (111 km) from the 89th degree. Every day during the expedition you will be able to track the Mamont Cup 2015 as we’ll be updating you with voice blogs and news from the ice as the teams Baltic, Arctic, Europa and UK take on the challenge of reaching the North Pole – Just click here!
• Arrival at Longyearbyen, Norway: 10 April, 2015
• Expedition starts: 15 April, 2015
• Expected arrival at the North Pole: 21 April, 2015
Explorers and scientists from around the world are preparing today to turn their dreams of discovery into reality by pursuing “The World Exploration Challenge,” a new innovative program supported with up to $100,000 in grants from The Explorers Club and Foundation Mamont, which is founded by Dr. Frederik Paulsen, an Explorers Club Fellow.