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Photo of the week: visit a fictional Slovenian town where time stands still

24 March 2017 · Slovenia
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Our photo of the week, taken by Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc, imagines a town that could exist in any place, in any era. For his ongoing series Steelerton, Bulc, originally from Ljubljana, was inspired by a place he'd often visited as a child. 

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Victory Park: Latvian photographer Arnis Balcus launches book in London

15 March 2017 · Riga · Latvia
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  • Arnis Balcus, Victory Park

  • Arnis Balcus, Victory Park

  • Arnis Balcus, Victory Park

Tomorrow London's Photographer's Gallery will host the launch of Victory Park, a photo book by Latvian photographer Arnis Balcus exploring one of Riga's most significant and history-rich locations.

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Out of the way: series by Russian photographer Elena Anosova picks up global prizes

13 March 2017 · Russia
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“Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily. It is intricately woven into the local way of life.” (Elena Anosova, Out Of The Way)

For her series Out of the Way, Russian photographer Elena Anosova travelled to Russia's Extreme North to explore life in a tiny settlement once home to her ancestors. Her examination of the close relationship between humans and nature that so characterises existence here, together with an inescapable isolation, has won her international acclaim.

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Photo of the week: what is an idol without followers?

10 March 2017 · Warsaw · Poland
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Our photo of the week by Polish photographer Pawel Fabjanski is a meditation on idol worship. 

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Open call for Riga Photomonth 2017

10 March 2017 · Riga · Latvia
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Synchrodogs, one of the artists showing at Riga Photomonth 2017 (Image: Riga Photomonth / Facebook)

The Calvert Journal is pleased to announce our media partnership with Riga Photomonth 2017 commencing this May.

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Baby, I like it raw: New York exhibition reflects on post-Eastern Bloc youth culture

9 March 2017 · Czech Republic
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(Image: Gorsad / Facebook)

New York's Czech Centre is currently hosting Baby, I Like It Raw, an exhibition bringing together photography and video to explore eastern Europe's post-communist youth culture.

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Photo of the week: a snapshot of the future. But where?

3 March 2017 · Russia
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Image: @barbamaria on Instagram

For the last week The Calvert Journal has been travelling across Russia to host a series of workshops on digital storytelling. Having finished the first leg of their travels, our editor Nadia Beard, together with Will Strong, Programme Manager for Calvert 22 Foundation, have visited Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Sochi so far. Can you recognise which Russian city is captured in our photo of the week? 

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Follow of the week: Soviet mosaics from the Far East to Moscow

1 March 2017 · Khabarovsk · Russia
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Follow the Instagram account @rukhina for all your Soviet mosaic needs. 

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Photo of the week: a Bulgarian photographer’s tribute to her beloved grandmother

24 February 2017 · Bulgaria
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Our photo of the week taken by Bulgarian photographer Krasimira Butseva is dedicated to her grandmother, who lived through communism with a little known life-saving secret.  

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Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

21 February 2017 · St Petersburg · Russia
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St Petersburg is known for its imperial grandeur and palaces lining the geometrical lines of perfectly parallel and perpendicular avenues. Local and visiting Instagram stars rarely pay homage to the city's suburbs and high rises — after all, they're not as vast and ubiquitous as those in Moscow and other Russian cities, where the cult of concrete is much more prominent.

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