The town where people endure -50 C – BBC News

The industrial Russian city of Norilsk, sitting on the permafrost above the Arctic Circle, is the seventh most polluted city in the world. Rich deposits of nickel, copper and palladium provide mining and smelting industries that create jobs and continue to draw people to the harsh landscape from other regions of Russia. Elena Chernyshova’s stark and beautiful photographs of life in the city are featuring in a new exhibition, “Days of Night – Nights of Day” at the Half King in New York City. She spoke to Dan Damon.

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