“Below Zero”: French Photographer Christophe Jacrot Captures Russian City Of Norilsk Covered In A Snow Blizzard – Design You Trust

“Below Zero”: French Photographer Christophe Jacrot Captures Russian City Of Norilsk Covered In A Snow Blizzard

With his series “Below Zero”, the French photographer Christophe Jacrot plunges us into the most extreme winters in the world.

Norilsk (Siberia, Russia) is the first stop on the journey. This mining city built under Stalin by prisoners to exploit underground nickel is located 200km north of the Arctic Circle.

Accessible only by plane and prohibited to foreigners, it is one of the most polluted and coldest cities in the world. Mercury can drop to -50° while the “Purga” blows, a wind that frequently reaches 100km/h. The melting of the permafrost now threatens to collapse many buildings in northern Siberia: in Norilsk homes have already been evacuated.

“North of the Artic Circle, built under Stalin, by thousands of prisoners, this city is one of the coldest, one of the most inhospitable, and one of the most polluted in the world. The annual average temperature is -10 degrees. It is mainly devoted to the extraction of nickel and its transformation. An unreal city, fascinating in its ugliness, forbidden to foreigners, accessible only by plane. My flight was 3 days late, then after 2 days working under a Dandesque storm by winds of more than 100 kilometers an hour, I fell sick, and finished my 9 days licensed on the spot in bed in my over-heated hotel at almost 30 degrees,” he says.

More: Christophe Jacrot, Instagram











If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Photographer Matthew Abbott Documents Australia’s Bushfire Crisis In Terrifying Pictures
Vintage Photos Capture Farewell Scenes At Penn Station In World War II
Photographer Captures Stunning Pictures Show The Decline Of The Church In Italy
'The Winners' by Rafal Milach
Creative Architecture Photography By Nick Frank
These Stunning Photographs Of The Mongolian Eagle Keepers Show The Incredible Bond Between Man And Bird
Photographer Documented More Than 1,000 Intricate Afro Hairstyles In Nigeria During The 1960s And 1970s
Gorgeous And Intriguing Series Of Photographs By Øystein Sture Aspelund Capturing Temporary Installations Of Smoke, Light & Fire, Set In Unspoilt Nordic Landscapes
Marvelous Beauty And Lifestyle Portrait Photography By Evgeny Freyer
A Human Science Teacher Who Is Passionate About Capturing The Human Condition In The Streets
Fantastic Pictures of Underwater Pole Dancing
Photo Masterpieces Of The Red Bull Illume Photo Awards 2016
Edwardian Criminal Faces Of North Shields: Vintage Mugshots Of Women In The Early 1900s
"The German Hair Force": Portraits Of German Soldiers With Long Hair In 1970s
Photo of the Day: Terminator Genisys
Fantastic Earthscape Views From Above
Breathtaking Entries From The UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2018
Japanese Photographer Captures Stunningly Gorgeous Photoshoot of Tokyo Station During a Typhoon
Curious Photos Of Cynthia, A Superstar Mannequin In The ‘30s
The Qajar Series, Inspired by The Studio Portraiture First Introduced to Iran in The Late 19th Century
The Candy Men: Photographer Captures Candy Floss Sellers of Mumbai
Here Are Some Of The Coolest National Geographic Photos That Were Never Published
"Mystery Meat": Photographer Portrays Fast Food In A Ghastly New Light
Australian Ballet Perform At Qualia Hamilton Island