Entry Title: "Pyramiden"
Name: Christian Aslund , Sweden
Category and Expertise: Historic, Professional


Entry Description: Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, Pyramiden was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place.

About the Artist:

Christian Aslund is a Swedish photographer, based in Stockholm. Christian has a background as a photojournalist working for newspapers, magazines and NGO's, documenting a variety of armed conflicts, environmental and social issues. He also shoots commercial and editorial photography, capturing life’s moments with a twist.