Spring 2015. Jef heads to the easternmost town of the European continent, to the north of the Ural Mountains: Vorkuta. A former gulag, the Soviet government sent prisoners there to tap the coal produced in the mines. Time has taken its toll, there’s no coal left and still no road to get there. Vorkuta is today an abandoned city where inhabitants’ lives slowly follow their own course.
Images by © Jef Bonifacino