This project explores the borders between urban and wild nature around the Bolderaja district on the outskirts of Riga. After World War II, the fishing villages built on the dunes were replaced with blockhouses and some of Bolderaja's parts became closed military areas.

Now, 23 years later, the area's predominantly Russian-speaking population is still haunted by shadows of a Soviet past.

—Andrejs Strokins


Exhibition of all 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents: Barcelona, October 13-31

Andrejs Strokins' work, along with photographs from ALL the LensCulture Emerging Talents will be shown in an exhibition at the Galeria Valid Foto in Barcelona. Please join us for theopening party on October 13, 2014—we hope to see you there! See a preview of ALL the winners here in LensCulture.

ALL winners have already been featured at photo festival screenings in Dublin, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Amsterdam so far this year. Next screening in Korea at the
Seoul Lunar Photo Fest.