Overview participating exhibitions

NomadsLife
2010

NomadsLife

Jeroen Toirkens

nomadslife

  • Andrei drives his reindeer sledge over the tundra 2005, Russian Federation, Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Together with 4 other men Andrei herds 1500 reindeer. Brigade No 5 is part of Kolchoz ‘Tundra’, the oldest Kolchoz in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. All the animals and equipment are owned by the collective. The Nenets who work for the Kolchoz only take a small share in the collective.

  • Barrow, Northern Alaska

  • Barrow, Northern Alaska

  • Tiniteqilaaq, southeastern Greenland

  • Barrow, Northern Alaska

Land
2010

Land

Jeroen Toirkens

NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

In NOMADSLIFE Jeroen Toirkens, photographer and chairman of the foundation with the same name, follows the life of various nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and the Arctic region. Here they live under often extreme conditions, in symbiosis with nature and climate. Toirk-ens shows how after the fall of communism many nomads have reverted again to their old traditions and the open plains. Moreover, ever more indigenous communities are organising themselves in the field of politics and culture. Toirkens however also shows the down-side of the nomad's life. Cor-ruption, problems with land rights and widespread alcoholism have their repercussions on indigen-ous peoples. And, as a result of globalisation, drought, poverty and climate change, it is increas-ingly difficult to maintain their original way of life.

  • NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

    In NOMADSLIFE Jeroen Toirkens, photographer and chairman of the foundation with the same name, follows the life of various nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and the Arctic region. Here they live under often extreme conditions, in symbiosis with nature and climate. Toirk-ens shows how after the fall of communism many nomads have reverted again to their old traditions and the open plains. Moreover, ever more indigenous communities are organising themselves in the field of politics and culture. Toirkens however also shows the down-side of the nomad's life. Cor-ruption, problems with land rights and widespread alcoholism have their repercussions on indigen-ous peoples. And, as a result of globalisation, drought, poverty and climate change, it is increas-ingly difficult to maintain their original way of life.

  • NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

  • NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

  • NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

  • NOMADSLIFE (1999-ongoing)

Biography

Jeroen Toirkens (Netherlands, 1971) studied Photographic Design at the Royal Academy for the Visual Arts in The Hague, and since 1995 has worked as an independent documentary photographer. He focuses particularly on social documentary photography, and has published photo essays in Trouw, de Volkskrant, Internationale Samenwerking, De Standaard and other papers and journals. Fascinated by nomadic families high in Turkey's Bolkar Mountains, in 1999 he initiated the autonomous project NomadsLife. The aim of his project, and the organisation which supports it, is to document nomadic life and spread information about nomadic communities.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00