Nanna Heitmann - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work by Nanna Heitmann depicts a traditional horse race of the Tuvinese National Festival Naadym. The image is from her acclaimed series Hiding from Baba Yaga, in which she undertook a poetical journey along one of the most powerful rivers on earth: the Yenisei. Flowing 3,438 km from the Mongolian border, northward through Siberia, and into the Arctic Ocean, the remains of USRR history bear heavily on its shores. Heitmann’s lyrical photographs capture the social bonds between different communities that live together. They are also evocative of local people's isolation and dreams while living in one of the coldest places on earth.

    Born in 1994, the German/Russian photographer became a nominee member of Magnum Photos in 2019, the same year in which she also won the Award for Achievement in the Ian Parry Scholarship. Her work has been published by TIME, M Le Magazine du Monde, De Volkskrant, Stern Magazine and die Zeit. She has worked on assignments for outlets, including The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine.



Horse Race from Hiding from Baba Yaga

July 2018
Archival pigment print, mounted.
Image:120 x 150 cm (47 1/4 x 59 in.)
Frame: 127.8 x 156.8 cm (50 3/8 x 61 3/4 in.)

Signed in ink in the margin; signed, numbered 1/3 and annotated 'Tuva Republic, Russia' in pencil on the verso. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £4,410

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London Auction 23 November 2021