My Deadly, Beautiful City / Victoria Fiore / 2016

My Deadly, Beautiful City / Victoria Fiore / 2016


Footnotes

Not many people have heard of Norilsk, an industrial city in an isolated part of Arctic Russia. No roads or trains lead there; internet is severely limited; and it is closed to foreigners. Getting there, I would find out, is very difficult. Yet despite its obscurity, Norilsk has one of the largest mining and metallurgical complexes in the world and produces most of the earth’s palladium, an essential mineral in electronics and automobiles. Most of us probably have a bit of Norilsk in our pockets, bags or homes. ➡︎


Extras

 Life in the freezer: Inside the northernmost city on Earth whose residents endure - 55°C temperatures and two months of total darkness every year / Caroline Mcguire / MailOnline / 201


Sources

◼︎ My Deadly, Beautiful City / Victoria Fiore / The New York Times / 2016


Depreston / Courtney Barnett / Bec Kingma / 2015

Depreston / Courtney Barnett / Bec Kingma / 2015

Sky: Billboards / Sara Dunlop / 2007

Sky: Billboards / Sara Dunlop / 2007