Crossing the Ob river to enter the Arctic Circle, travelling some 50km (31 miles) over ice. The way of life of the Nenets of the Siberian Arctic is inseparable from the reindeer. Every spring, they move enormous herds of reindeer from winter pastures on the Russian mainland, travelling more than 1,000km (620 miles) north to summer pastures in the Arctic Circle. This ritual is so old that it seems unclear whether the Nenets follow the reindeer, or vice versa. (emphasis mine)
Salgado used to shoot film--lots of it--but a few years back he switched to digital. He explained that digital had reached the point it was able to produce large high-quality prints to is standards, it was a lot easier to carry around a few memory cards than tens of kilograms of film on his wanderings, and he said in the days of film he was always afraid of some officious border guard destroying months of work by insisting on X-raying the film. He uses a plugin from DxO labs to simulate the look of Tri-X which he loves.
If you're really wonky about it (as I am unfortunately), you can read a summary of his current process here. [from 2009]
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