About the series: Baikal:
Lake Baikal is considered the "Galapagos of Russia" and is the guardian of 20% of the fresh water on the entire planet. The beauty of this place, indeed, does not solely derive from the environment. In this project there are neither images of environmental ruin and desolation nor scenes of industrial violence. There are only insights on that serene harmony that the fusion between nature and mankind has managed to create. The mission of these images is to convey the moral impulses resulting from the strength of the reality, from the power of its vitality, and the greatness of its essence.
About the Photographer: Marco Pighin, 1973, Italy, is an Italian photographer based in Russia. For ten years he has been working in the documentation of social transitions in former Soviet countries. In 2010 he moved to Siberia where he is working into a long term project about this endless and under reported area. He is represented by Luz agency and his work is published in major international magazines.