Monday, March 5, 2012

Erratic Photography: Vladimir Syomin

Today I'll show you Vladimir Syomin, a Russian photographer who has been called "a Dostoyevsky with a camera."

With the eye of Pieter Brueghel and the compassion of Van Gogh, he somehow captures the exuberance and endurance of the Russian people in unforgiving tones of grey. He said, “I shoot photographs about the Russia that is beyond the fringes of our television civilization. It is a Russia isolated by destroyed roads and vast woods. In this Russia, villages are ruined, the roads are muddy trails and people don’t feel a sense of hope.”

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