Nanna Heitmann (DE/RU)

Hiding From Baba Yaga

20 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Nanna Heitmann, from the series [Hiding from Baba Yaga] (detail), 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Nanna Heitmann, from the series Hiding from Baba Yaga (detail), 2018. Courtesy the artist.


20 February 2021 - 07 March 2021


Le Space [i]
1 Mater St, Collingwood
Wed – Fri, 12pm – 2pm
Sat, 12pm – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking

Due to lockdown restrictions delaying installation of this exhibition, Hiding From Baba Yaga will now open on 20 February.

Magnum photographer Nanna Heitmann presents her award-winning documentary series, Hiding From Baba Yaga, for the first time in Australia. In this series, Heitmann, who has worked on photojournalism assignments for The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine, explores the people and landscape of the Yenisei river. The river has long been home for nomadic peoples who were outcast by mainstream society or escaping persecution, and still remains a place for displaced peoples. Photographing the worlds of loners, outsiders and dreamers that live along the river, Heitmann’s work explores the mysticism surrounding the area, while revealing truths of life on the Yenisei.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March