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.
Scenes of contemporary Romania, a Balkan country irreversibly decaying in the aftermath of the region’s harshest dictatorship.
A reflection on war told from the perspective of US and UK soldiers who have spoken out against the Iraq War. A deeply moving book, highly recommended.
Visions of what remains at one of the northernmost outposts of a Russian mining community in the Arctic landscape — a Soviet ghost town now.
British photographer Hannah Guy combines imagination, still images, animation, and platinum prints, to help us get to know some trees from 360 degrees.