Siberia's forgotten women – a photo essay

Photo of Siberia's forgotten women – a photo essay

Photographer Oded Wagenstein visited a remote community in the depths of Siberia to discover the impact of ageing and isolation on the elder tribal women

In a remote peninsula in northern Siberia lives a group of elderly women. They were once part of a migrating community of reindeer herders but today, in their old age, they spend most of their days in the village of Yar-Sale, cut off from their nomadic relatives and friends.

Though the men are encouraged to stay within the wandering community as they grow older, the women often find themselves facing the struggles of ageing in isolation.

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