Emile Ducke is a German documentary photographer based in Moscow, Russia. A regular contributor to The New York Times, he has documented the effects of melting permafrost above the Arctic circle, probed the legacy of Stalin’s forced labour camps in the Russian Far East, and captured scenes of traditional life in Chechnya. In longer-term projects, he has focused on the challenges faced by communities in some of Russia’s most remote areas, with photo-essays published by the Washington Post, National Geographic and Der Spiegel, among others. He has been selected a World Press Photo 6x6 visual storyteller, named one of PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch, and awarded the n-ost prize for reporting on Eastern Europe. Emile speaks German, English, and Russian.