Granny

by Jaroslava Panakova

associate fellow

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Germany

Small things fascinate both ethnographers and photographers. It might seem banal to observe Yup'ik Granny playing a shadow theater to her grandson. Yet in the hamlets of Chukotka, where problem of alcoholism takes its toll and communication between adults and children is oftentimes restricted, a silent dialogue between two generations creates a precious moment.



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