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Kiliii Yuyan

Kiliii Yüyan is an award-winning photographer who specializes in Arctic photography and indigenous issues. Kiliii is both Siberian Native and Chinese-American, and he has traveled across the polar regions working with indigenous cultures and wildlife. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, chased fin whales in Greenland, and found kinship at the edges of the world.

His four-year project on the subsistence whaling culture of the Alaskan Iñuit will appear in the December 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine, and he has also produced stories for National Geographic Traveler China. Kiliii’s work has also been published by TIME, The Nature Conservancy, NPR, and the BBC, and his images have won awards from Communication Arts, PDN and The World Photo Organization.