Vorkouta is a series of work by Jef Bonifacino, presented at the Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert in 2018.

« Former city of Gulag, situated in the North of the mounts Ural in Russia, Vorkuta is the most oriental city of geographical Europe. There is one and only road in Vorkuta, a 54 km closed circle that connected 14 districts and their coal mines. Today, thirty years later, ten districts are neglected.
In addition to being in a post-industrial crisis, Vorkuta is also suffering from global warming. Permafrost thaws, the soil softens, buildings are twisted.
Here, global warming does not translate into rising water levels. Here, the earth melts, mixed with coal. Work in progress.« 

Photographer :

Jef Bonifacino