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I Am Georgia | Photographer: Dina Oganova

I Am Georgia |  Photographer: Dina Oganova | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

For photographer Dina Oganova, each and every aspect of her country is precious and unique. In her series I Am Georgia, Oganova chronicles the daily facets of the homeland she has always treasured. Here we see children at play, the elderly at prayer, and everyday familial celebrations.


Made up of only four million residents, Georgia has existed as a sovereign state for a little over a decade. Bordered by Russia, Turkey and the Black Sea, the country faced civil war the same year it declared independence from the Soviet Union.


A land of refugees and with a history of conflict, Georgia’s people attempt to hold on to traditions while plunging into the future. In this relatively new and foreign landscape, I Am Georgia is a personal and spirited testament to who the country is and to who it is becoming.

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My Moscow | Photographer : Igor Moukhin

My Moscow | Photographer : Igor Moukhin | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Igor Vladimirovich Moukhin (И́горь Влади́мирович Му́хин), is a Soviet and Russian photographer. Since 1989, he has been working as an independent photographer. In the mid-1990s, he worked on documentary projects about Moscow and provincial Russia. 

 

Igor is reputed one of the most important contemporary Russian photographers. He is based in Moscow and besides continuing his practice as a photographer, he lectures at Rodchenko School of Photography.
Using his individual and familiar style Moukhin reconstructs and explores reality of  post-soviet society in his native city Moscow. The images expose public and private life of various strata of citizens, different kinds of political, public or artistic groups and subcultures. 

 

This way, the book My Moscow (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Igor-Moukhin-My-Moscow-Photographs/dp/9053307672) covers the great epoch of changes and course of life of numerous generations of Moscovites that were faced with this twenty-five years period of changes and hope.
The book also contains a very personal interview by Irina Meglinskaya with Igor Moukhin and an essay by the famous Russian modern writer Zakhar Prilepin.

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Street children of Ukraine | Photographer: David Gillanders

Street children of Ukraine | Photographer: David Gillanders | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

In 2000 I was travelling through Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union developing a project on the transmission of HIV through intravenous drug use. I stumbled upon a group of young kids who were being chased from a McDonalds restaurant by a very aggressive restaurant manager. I intervened to prevent the manager beating the kids on the street. The kids had been removing leftovers from empty tables. This act led me into an underground world where young children live and die in the most squalid and horrible conditions I have ever experienced. Orphans, runaways, wee broken souls fending for themselves in a cruel and unforgiving world.- David Gillanders

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Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Wet-Plate Collodion | Photographer - Alexey Alexeev

Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Wet-Plate Collodion | Photographer - Alexey Alexeev | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it
Alexey Alexeev Photography (Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Wet-Plate Collodion) - Portraits. You may find a gallery of portrait ambrotypes. Each photograph is made on glass with the silver and protected with sandarac varnish.

 

Alexey Alexeev is photographer and researcher of alternative and historical photoprocesses. Alex lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He was the first to learn the Wet-Plate Collodion Process (Ambrotype, Tintype) in modern Russia and is using it at a professional level.Alexey uses handmade processes, largeformat cameras and vintage lens for his projects.
His works are present in the collection of Moscow Kremlin Museum, The Museum of the History of Photography of Russia, ROSPHOTO and in private collections in Russia, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Australia.

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