These photos are part of an ongoing series that I call a Visual Dictionary of Russia. I think of the series as a form of a contemporary guidebook or set of travel postcards.
I have no ultimate goal other than to capture and show Russian reality today, and to "fix" misconceptions that outsiders may have. I am trying to create an honest, critical portrait of society (the state) and provide my humble analysis through these photographs.
— AnaStasia Rudenko
Editor's note: Rudenko is still a young student, studying photography and multimedia in the Vologoda region of Russia. I think she has an especially perceptive eye for composition and subject matter, and I appreciate her short, sharp captions. We met at Portfolioreview Russia.
After World War II, families in small and remote fishing villages in Lofoten, Northern Norway, were offered a lump sum from the government to leave their homes and relocate to more central places in a plan to modernize the nation. Photographer
A strange and wonderful book about a difficult subject: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The work is a product of the months that photographerspent with her mother as they tried to tackle the irrational rituals and behaviors that were dominating the mother's life.
Landscape photography takes on a whole new meaning in Brad Temkin's series about urban sustainability and the green roof movement.
Even for brilliant Dutch engineers, the struggle against rising water continues in the current era of climate change. Aerial views of this country below sea level.