2016 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Teriberka - Life on the Edge of the Earth

  • Photographer
    Konstantin Gribov

Teriberka (Russian: Териберка) is a rural locality (a selo) in Kolsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Barents Sea coast, at the mouth of the Teriberka River. In the beginning of the 20th century, Teriberka had well-developed cod and shark fishing businesses. In the 1980s, a school of salmon was destroyed during the construction of the Teriberka River hydroelectric plants. In the 2000s, the village was again subordinated to the district instead of the town of Severomorsk. The 2014 Russian drama movie Leviathan, which won a Golden Globe in 2015, was filmed in Teriberka.

Art, commercial and street photographer based in Moscow. Loves travelling, cultural and personal exploring. Prefers creative approach to documentary photography. Inspired by works of Alex Webb, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Sebastio Salgado, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Steve McCurry, Fan Ho, Ansel Adams and other honoured masters. Likes cinema, literature and music.