Kiliii Yuyan is an indigenous Nanai photographer and writer whose award-winning work has been published by National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Der Spiegel, and been exhibited around the world. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood, and found kinship at the edges of the world. He is based in Seattle.
Kiliii’s mission is to understand and promote the lessons of minority and subsistence cultures– especially those who live close to the land. Against a backdrop of ecological upheaval, he has found hope. Kiliii carries that hope through his photography and shows us the essential connection to nature that has kept traditional cultures alive for millennia. His work shows us an alternative vision of humanity’s greatest treasures– community, culture and the earth.