Jérémie Jung

Photographer
    
Location: France, Paris
Nationality: French
Biography: Jérémie Jung is a French photographer with an interest in the Baltic region and its cultural identities. His work has been published in national and international press such as National Geographic, Geo and The Washington Post and... read on
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🎬 Setomaa, a Kingdom on the Edge
Credits: jérémie jung
Date of Work: 07/27/14 - 09/04/15
Updated: 07/01/20
Location: Estonia, Setomaa
At the edge of worlds, straddling the European Union and the Russian Federation, orthodoxy and paganism, death and life, secular traditions and modernism, stands the young kingdom of Setomaa. It has been proclaimed in 1994 by the Seto, a Finno-Ugric group, to revitalize and affirm their identity, after the restoration of Estonian independence in 1991.

The Setomaa culture has been weakened over time by nearly half a century of Soviet control and the newly established (1991), not yet ratified (2019), Estonia-Russia border, which severs the region.

Today, the Seto King, also the god of fertility named Peko, is resting for eternity under the orthodox monastery of Petchory in the Russian side of the Setomaa. He communicates with its people through the dreams of his vice King or Queen, the Ülembsootska who is elected each year in August on the Estonian side of the Setomaa.

(story lead between 2014 and 2015)     

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Portraits

By Jérémie Jung / France, Paris — Selection of various portrait's assignments.
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🎬 Whiteland

By Jérémie Jung and Virginie Terrasse / Greenland — Greenland is going through very important changes these recent years. Within two generations Greenlanders..
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Techno Parade in Paris

By Jérémie Jung / France, Paris — The techno parade in the street of Paris. September, 2018.
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Waiting for the World Champions

By Jérémie Jung / France, Paris, Champs-Élysées — After the France football team was crowned world champion on 15 July 2018 in Russia, its fans eagerly..
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On the Threshold of a Spring

By Jérémie Jung and Louise A. Depaume / France, Bagnolet — On the Threshold of a Spring Because it is the most densely populated of the Île-de-France region..
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Whiteland

By Jérémie Jung / Greenland — Greenland is going through very important changes these recent years. Within two generations Greenlanders..
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Pāri Mūriem

By Jérémie Jung / Latvia, Cēsis — Pāri mūriem are the Latvian words for Over the walls. This series is a glimpse into the everyday life of..
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The Last Dagestanese Tightrope Walkers

By Jérémie Jung / Russia, Dagestan — In the south of Russia, the steep summits of the North Caucasus, in the Republic of Dagestan would have..
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Kihnu, the Isle off the Time

By Jérémie Jung / Estonia, Kihnu — Populated by a few hundred people, Kihnu is a small island off the coast of Estonia. In a country marked by..
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Setomaa, a Kingdom on the Edge

By Jérémie Jung / Estonia, Setomaa — At the edge of worlds, straddling the European Union and the Russian Federation, orthodoxy and paganism,..
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