Half life: documenting the struggle for existence in the atomic cities of the former USSR
Started in 2012, this on-going project by St Petersburg-based documentary photographer and filmmaker Maria Morina aims to explore the social landscape of Ukrainian cities involved in the nuclear power production chain. Morina shows youngsters drinking beer and children playing very close to some of the biggest nuclear power stations in the world. The project includes Zaporizhia, the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe, and one in Crimea which was abandoned by all but scrap collectors after it was discovered to be located on a geologically volatile site.
Hide and seek: a rare glimpse into one of Russia’s last closed cities
Tell it to the mountain: a personal view from the top of the Caucasus
Urban pastoral: Alexander Gronsky’s visions of thwarted arcadia
Cinema paradiso: a photographer’s ode to Russia’s dying movie theatres
Time and tide: photographer Igor Simkin hikes the St Petersburg Riviera
Lost in time: photographer Lily Idov goes in search of Russia’s least known museums