Drilling in Extreme Cold
Inside the claustrophobic confines of a shipping container erected on an icy nowhere, a group of engineers gathered on this desolate patch of Russian tundra looking for oil deep below the permafrost. Justin Jin braved the extreme cold with them, documenting the international race to domineer Arctic resources.
Justin trudged for months in deep snow to create this Arctic work. The Russian military granted him unprecedented access to photograph the strategic zones, and cautious energy company CEOs opened their doors to show us their wares, giving us a glimpse of energy politics’ coldest battle front.
International visual journalist Justin Jin works with the global media to craft narratives around the world.
International prizes attest to Justin’s dedication, including the Magnum Fund and Pictures of the Year International (POYi), both of which awarded this project.
Born in Hong Kong, Justin studied philosophy and social science at Cambridge University, and currently splits his time between Europe and China. Justin speaks five languages: English, Chinese, Russian, some French and Dutch.