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.
600 children and 2000 adults work around the clock at Smokey Mountain, Phnom Penh’s municipal rubbish dump, seeking and sorting recyclables to sell.
We all live beneath a single, shared sky—these photos show how notions of national identity may be discarded when we recognize the unifying nature of our common environment.
Even small changes in the world's sea level will result in catastrophe for coastal communities across the globe. A close look at the rapidly changing way of life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.