Jérémie Jung

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Whiteland
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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Whiteland
Credits: jérémie jung
Date of Work: 10/15/12 - 11/15/12
Updated: 04/12/20
Location: Greenland
Greenland is going through very important changes these recent years. Within two generations Greenlanders went from a traditional hunting and fishing life to a western-like way of life. How do youngsters from Greenland coop with this mutation?

Greenland draws attention of many because of its geostrategic situation. The land holds oil, gas, rare earth, uranium and other minerals in large quantity as well as fresh water. The think-tank named «Club of Rome» forecasts that thanks to this, Greenland might become independent from Denmark within the next 5 to 10 years (2012). A report from this think-tank says that «the new mineral discoveries have the ability to transform the ice capped island in the Saudi Arabia of the Arctic».

At the same time, Greenlanders are facing heavy social issues. Statistics shows that Greenland holds the world largest suicide rate. This «epidemic» mostly affect youngsters. Even if the researcher Jack Hicks (Canada) says that since few years, thanks to an improving healthcare system and a better education, the suicide rate started to decline. But specialists still deplore the high suicide rate among youngsters.

The Greenlandic youngsters of today will belong to the world leaders of tomorrow. While living this today’s social issues, how do they feel about this tomorrow’s challenges? How do they foresee these transformations? How do they imagine their future in this new Greenland? Why are they now going through this crisis?

Greenlanders deeply live in the present. This questions remain with no answer. But one thing is certain: they do have a great sens of adaptation.

(Story lead in October and November 2012)
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Portraits

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