Before and after Communism: photography in Eastern Europe


Bus no 6, Odessa, Ukraine. Odessa, on the Black Sea, is Ukraine’s largest Port, with a historically diverse ethnic population. From Transit Ukraine © George Georgiou. Courtesy of Panos Pictures, United Kingdom and the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2008.

The 15th Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands is presenting many never-seen-before photographs from Eastern Europe. Two major exhibitions, Behind Walls (37 photographers from 13 countries), and Beyond Walls (35 photographers from 20 countries), provide a tremendous overview of the diverse approaches of photography before and after Communist rule.
Lens Culture is featuring an extensive preview of photos from the exhibitions.

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