Raised in the tundra, Yelena learned sewing from her grandma and hunting from her father. After leaving her husband, she moved to Tazovsky. At first, she sewed to support her children, but went on to become an acclaimed designer of traditional Nenets clothing and a steward of her culture. Her work earned her recognition from the Italian Vogue. She is proud of her culture and wants to promote it.
|Photo Location:||The village Tazovskiy, Russia|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 6D Mark II|
|Copyright:||© Mary Gelman|