Reception & Lecture | Kiliii Yuyan and Jennifer Samuel

Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception & Lecture | Kiliii Yuyan and Jennifer Samuel


The Center for Fine Art Photography and MoAFC present: Artist Kiliii Yuyan & National Geographic Photo Editor Jennifer Samuel Join us at MoAFC for an artist talk & conversation with Kiliii Yuyan and Jennifer Samuel. Reception to follow. Friday, November 8, 2019 6:00-8:00pm Members and non-members are welcome


Kiliii Yuyan | People of The Whale


Kiliii Yuyan is a Nanai (Siberian Native) and Chinese-American photographer. His award-winning work spotlights the Arctic, indigenous communities and conservation through photography, filmmaking and public speaking.


Kiliii’s mission is to present the story of relationship between people and the natural world. His long-form projects present an alternative vision of humanity’s true wealth—community, culture, and the land.


Decades of wilderness experience have been critical for Kiliii’s projects across extreme and remote environments such as the Arctic. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood, and found kinship at the edges of the world. In addition, Kiliii builds traditional kayaks and contributes to the renewal of northern indigenous culture.


Kiliii contributes features to National Geographic Magazine, CNN, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sierra, and Vogue. His photographs have exhibited in galleries worldwide and won awards from PDN, CommArts, and Px3. Kiliii speaks publicly about photography, indigenous and conservation issues, and has given talks at National Geographic and the George Eastman Museum. He is based out of Seattle, but found in the Arctic nine months a year.


Location |

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

201 South College Ave.

Fort Collins

Image credit | Kiliii Yuyan