17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Ice swimmer, Perm, Russia

In winter 2017/2018 I portrayed ice swimmers in Perm/Russia. In winter, the temperature in Perm drops to -30 ° C. Ice swimming is an old tradition in Russia. It is a kind of religion, belief in the purification of the soul and healing of the body through icy water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Perm, Russia
Copyright: © Snezhana von Buedingen