The coronavirus made a Dutch photographer to think of Yamal
14:55 19 марта 2020
Категории: News in English
A photographer from the Netherlands Milene van Arendonk has returned from Yamal, where she visited the Nenets nomadic camp before the transport restrictions associated with the coronavirus. Now being in Europe, where the virus is spreading “like wildfire”, made her think of Yamal and the feelings that she experienced away from the civilization. According to Milene, staying in the North of Russia among indigenous peoples can also be called “isolation”, as well as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. But the emotions from Yamal are the height of joy, the opportunity to find hidden reserves in oneself, to cheer up.
As Milene writes, they were completely cut off from the world. Now she knows what isolation is, and it is fantastic, in her opinion. No viruses to worry about, no need to be in anytime access, complete freedom. She says that she envies Nenets people.
The girl says that she returned two days earlier than planned, and at the moment she should stay at home, because the virus is “spreading like wildfire”.
According to her, now she has time to put her thoughts in order, act according to her desires and focus on what is important to her. After Siberia it is time for a change. In the coming weeks she will clean not only her hands and home, but also “tidy up” inside her head.