Tundra Nenets in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District: Their Lifestyle and Subsistence Activity

This database contains Nenets, one of the indigenous peoples living in the Arctic region of Russia. It has been photographed and recorded as part of the survey conducted by the applicant since 1995 to 2016 for the purpose of researching various aspects such as lifestyle, cultural aspects centered on livelihood, transformation, adaptation to the natural environment and social environment. It is a part of the image. The shooting areas are the Taz region (172 pictures) and the Pur region (5 pictures) in the District.

Many of the indigenous Nenets still live a mobile (nomadic) life with domesticated reindeer herding as their main subsistence activity. In the nomadic camps and villages that became the main research sites among them, we have endeavored to record as many life and livelihood scenes as possible, especially images of people engaged in those living activities. In 2020, a staff member of the Department of Culture of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, proposed to hold exhibitions of photographs taken by applicants within the jurisdiction of the government. In response to this, with the support of the Arctic Research Acceleration Project II, the image data presented and its printout have already been provided to the Autonomous District side. We have determined that it is useful to provide a wide range of images of the Nenets’ people and their customs, lifestyles, livelihoods, and living landscapes recorded in remote Arctic regions to researchers in various field.