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.
Understanding the 5,000-mile U.S. Gulf Coast by way of the region's relationship to nature—alternately reverent and blindly negligent.
Returning to where you grew up is always tricky: these dreamy images blend distant memories with feelings of nostalgia to produce a longing, loving portrait of home.
French photographerdecided to follow the coast line of the Black Sea through all of the countries that border it. She had no guide, no timeline, no plans for lodgings — just a backpack, a camera and lots of color film. Here is her poetic visual report.
The poorly regulated ship breaking industry in Bangladesh is estimated to generate annual revenues of $1.5 billion and employs as many as 50,000—though mostly illiterate workers and children who labor under dangerous and low-paying conditions.