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.
’s series of same-sex couples and tough kids on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, reverberates with intimacy and obvious delight. Text by Stephen Mayes.
American photographer and artist William Christenberry has photographed Hale County, Alabama, for over 30 years — providing a fascinating, personal view of slow decay and transformation over time.