Research at the end of the world by Anna Filipova

Anna Filipova is a documentary photographer based in Paris. For the past few years, she has been focusing on the northern parts of the world, where she explores social and environmental topics based in remote and inaccessible areas.

Hi Anna. You’ve mentioned that Ny-Ålesund has very restricted access due to scientific projects that are conducted in the area, how did you manage to gain access?

I am a researcher and a photojournalist specializing in Polar environment and in Ny-Ålesund is housing the largest laboratory for modern Arctic research in existence.


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