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Life, death and preserving tradition on an Estonian island of only a few hundred people

Photographer Jeremie Jung’s “Kihnu, the Estonian Isle of Traditions” is a photo documentary project about an island inhabited by only 500 people in the Baltic Sea. It is a place where the people embrace tradition, including wearing traditional clothing, speaking the local dialect and teaching their children folk traditions in school. But it is also a place that embraces modern life.

Jung photographed the island on several occasions and over several years. Mingling slowly with the population, he visited in spring, late summer and autumn of 2013, then again in the summer of 2014, Christmas of 2017 and, finally, in May 2019.

Read more here (Kenneth Dickerman and Jeremie Jung, Washington Post, 01.11.2019)