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Ageing: Russian photographer Natalya Reznik captures decline and hope

27 April 2017 · Perm · Russia
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  • The eye massager is supposed to heal tired eyes (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Apart from a brief spell of marriage, Olga has always lived with Nadezhda (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • As Nadezhda struggles to find something, her frustration grows and patience runs thin (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Nadezhda used to do her exercises every day. Now she only does them rarely (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Relatives visit during a holiday. Nadezhda doesn’t feel she has much in common with them (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Olga is tired after preparing food for her birthday. Nadezhda comforts her (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Funeral banquet in memory of my Reznik’s grandfather Aphanasy Vasilyevich (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

  • Nadezhda says see can sometimes see the light when she looks through the kitchen window (Image: Ageing, Natalya Reznik, 2011 — present)

Russian photographer Natalya Reznik has spent eight years documenting the life of her grandmother. 92-year-old Nadezhda Pavlovna's existence echoes the physical and inner struggles of getting older, yet remains infused with a certain optimism.

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Photo of the week: follow the yellow brick road in Bulgaria’s capital

21 April 2017 · Sofia · Bulgaria
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Zlatimir Arakliev is a Bulgarian fashion photographer who’s worked with publications like Elle, Vision, Vogue and Harpers’s Bazaar. His Instagram feed is a dizzying array of vivid colours and clashing patterns, yet most of these are images of everyday life in Sofia, rather than glossy fashion editorials or ad campaigns. 

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Follow of the week: blogger dog from the Far East

19 April 2017 · Ussuriysk · Russia
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Hailing from the Far East town of Ussuriysk, situated just 60km from both the Pacific Ocean and the Russia-China border, the English bulldog Karamelka is one of Russia's biggest animal Instagram celebrities. 

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Clear of people: Polish photographer Michal Iwanowski in London photo book launch

13 April 2017 · Poland
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Clear of People, Michal Iwanowski

Next week Polish-born photographer Michal Iwanowski is launching his photobook Clear of People in London, a project that saw him walk over 2,000 km to retrace his grandfather's escape from a Russian gulag.

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Follow of the week: an archive of Soviet misfits

11 April 2017 · Moscow · Russia · Soviet Union
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@soviethool is the Instagram account from the Soviet Hooligans project, which is in the process of producing a book on youth subcultures in the Soviet Union during perestroika.

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Photo of the week: feel the Arctic bite on the Barents Sea coast

7 April 2017 · Murmansk · Russia
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<em>-30. Silent harbor</em> by Serge Ius

Every artist has a muse. For Russian artist, photographer and musician Serge Ius it is the waters of the Barents Sea coast in his hometown of Murmansk, as pictured in our photo of the week. 

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Follow of the week: concrete with a cult status

6 April 2017 · Saratov · Russia
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A concrete factory in Saratov is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of inspirational Instagram accounts — but 11.2 thousand followers of @saratov_zbs will tell you otherwise.

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Photo of the week: Bulgarian photographer Yana Lozeva finds beauty in the disused

31 March 2017 · Plovdiv · Bulgaria
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Our photo of the week was taken on a neglected island named Adata on the Martisa River in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Many see the island as nothing more than a wasteland. Not Sofia-based photographer Yana Lozeva, who uses it as the starting point for her series Adata

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Follow of the week: travel the New East with this Moscow photographer

29 March 2017 · Moscow
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Max Avdeev is a Moscow-based freelance photographer, who has had work published in New Republic and Vanity Fair, as well as on Buzzfeed. On his Instagram account he posts pictures from his travels around the world and everyday life in Moscow, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at his assignments.

Expect breathtaking shots from Yekaterinburg and the Krasnoyarsk Dam to the Kaliningrad and Murmansk regions, from Azerbaijani mountains to Yakutia. Architectural and design treasures like the hidden Soviet elevators in Moscow and Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku also appear regularly.

 

 

Boys bucket water from the Yenisei river in Ovsyanka village. #transsiblit #Krasnoyarsk #Ovsyanka #Yenisei

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Print edition: open Gosha Rubchinskiy’s limited edition photo box

28 March 2017 · Russia
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  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

  • PRINT EDITION, Gosha Rubchinskiy x IDEA

The newest project by Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy and IDEA Publishing launched on Friday. Produced in honour of the fifth anniversary of Dover Street Market Ginza, PRINT EDITION is an enticing limited edition box of prints.

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