Kiliii Yuyan is an indigenous photographer (Nanai) whose work is dedicated to Native cultures and natural history. He has worked alongside Iñupiat whalers in the Arctic Anangu aboriginal hunters in central Australia and Inari Sami reindeer-herders in Finland. Through photography his work tells the stories of the voiceless - people, wildlife, and the changing land. Kiliii’s work has been awarded by PDN, CommArts, Siena International Photo Awards and Sony World Photo; his clients include National Geographic Traveler, The Nature Conservancy and Outside. Kiliii spends the majority of his time above the Arctic Circle or on the ocean at the wild edges of our world. He is a descendant of the Han Chinese and the indigenous Nanai/Hezhe people of Siberia. He grew up in the US at a distance from his culture’s traditions, but remained connected through his Nanai grandmother.
As a native Russian descendent of “the salmon people who live along the Amur river in Siberia”, yet raised in America, Kiliii Yuyan, says the traditions of his grandmother’s people, the Nanai, interested him lo... Read More