Kihnu

A Kihnu-themed exhibition opens in London

A Kihnu-themed exhibition has opened in London, presenting images taken by the French photographer, Jérémie Jung, that portray the cultural heritage in the Estonian island. Since 2003, when UNESCO proclaimed Kihnu’s cultural space and traditions as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, an international interest in the island, …

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A new documentary highlights the challenges facing Kihnu island

The Estonian island of Kihnu, famous for its distinctive identity and traditional costumes, faces population decline and a new documentary, Meite Kodo (Our Home), draws attention to these issues. Kihnu is a well-known island among Estonians, partly for its odd yet very interesting traditions, the inhabitants’ sense of strong community …

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PICTURES: The French photographer exploring Estonia’s fringe communities

The Paris-based photographer, Jérémie Jung, has been exploring the traditions of the Estonian regions of Setomaa and Kihnu island to try and better understand the people and their communities.  Since 2011, Jung has completed a number of projects focusing on Estonia and its fringe societies. The 35-year-old has made images of the …

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