The Moment by Evgenia Arbugaeva Tusk and Sunset: A mammoth’s tusk spikes the Siberian sky on Bolshoy Lyakhovskiy Island. Tusks that are discovered with the mammoth’s skull still attached, like this one, are not considered more valuable, notes photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva. She spent two months on the island to document the hunt for ancient ivory. “They can’t sell the skull,” she says of the tusk hunters. There is no need to saw off the tusk from the skull. They just pull it out, like pulling out a tooth.
Somewhere in forgotten lands between the Alps and Siberia I began to
realize that the game I was playing was not just an enchantingly obtuse
puzzle-based adventure title, but a covert how-to-manual for ending a
bad relationship. Indeed, Syberia can be read as an extended parable about women’s independence, and it’s through her phone that Kate tells that story.