July 17, 2007 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Motherland - a photo essay of Russia by Simon Roberts. (via conscientious)
posted by sgt.serenity (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, fantastic photographs—I'd love to get the book. I like his approach:
...while there had been a number of important photo documentaries on Russia in the last decade, many were produced around the time of the fall of Communism, and tended to concentrate on themes surrounding disintegration and decay. I felt that the dialogue was very one sided and that the debate had moved on in recent years but photographic representations hadn’t. I was interested in exploring a different side to Russia and regions that had often been overlooked.
Thanks for the post, sarge!
posted by languagehat at 9:19 AM on July 17, 2007

Really cool post. Thank you very much. I enjoyed it.
posted by dios at 9:23 AM on July 17, 2007

No problem, i like the way he approached the subject as well, trying to avoid established caricatures.
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:58 AM on July 17, 2007

Particularly enjoyed the pictures from the Evenki communities; the text thing I'm working on at the minute deals a lot with the Orochen people who are culturally related. My thanks for the post too.
posted by Abiezer at 11:07 AM on July 17, 2007

I saw this book at a store in Greenwich Village. Freakin cool.
posted by spicynuts at 12:01 PM on July 17, 2007

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