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Soviet Mosaics: the book that unearthed Ukraine’s forgotten art

22 June 2017 · Kiev · Ukraine
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Double-page spread from Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet mosaics / Facebook

A new art book entitled, Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet mosaics, has been published by Osnovy, documenting Soviet-era mosaics across Ukraine, including Russian-occupied Crimea and parts of war-torn Donbass.  

The book was created by Kiev-born photographer Yevgen Nikiforov, whose motivation for the project was to “bring people’s attention to the fact they’re surrounded by art. The art that is hidden by modern renovations, new tacky buildings and uncontrolled advertisements.”

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Red Utopia: help fund a new art book documenting communist iconography across the globe

21 June 2017 · Russia
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Still from Red Utopia promo video

Red Utopia is an art book in the making, documenting communist parties and their iconography over the past 100 years in India, Italy, Nepal, Portugal and Russia. The project is currently gathering funds on Kickstarter and will be jointly published by Nazraeli Press and Ipso Facto. 

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Cowboy culture: Lola Paprocka and Pani Paul in London photo book launch

14 June 2017 · Poland
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Tomorrow Polish-born photographer Lola Paprocka and her partner Pani Paul are launching Ed Forbis, a photo book centring on the iconic 1980s Marlboro cowboy, at London's theprintspace gallery.

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Moscow exhibition draws viewers away from the capital

9 June 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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  • House of Culture, Sadki hamlet, Krasnodar region. Image: Natalia Pokrovskaya

  • Epiphany Church, Soligalich, Kostroma region. Image: Alexander Karelin

  • Kostroma River, Kostroma region. Image: Alexander Karelin

  • Abandoned exhibition of achievements of the national economy, Kostroma, Kostroma region. Image: Alexander Karelin

Russian media project Zapovednik (Reserve) is unreservedly anti-centralisation, lifting the lid on life beyond the city limits with reporting from throughout the Russian regions. Now Zapovednik is coming to Moscow with an exhibition and cultural programme, encouraging Muscovites to look beyond the capital.

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In the Country of Stones: French photographer Nicolas Blandin journeys through Armenia

6 June 2017 · Armenia
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  • In the Country of Stones, 2017, Nicolas Blandin

  • In the Country of Stones, 2017, Nicolas Blandin

  • In the Country of Stones, 2017, Nicolas Blandin

Nicolas Blandin's new photo book In the Country of Stones will be released later this month, inviting viewers to accompany the French photographer on a personal journey through Armenia.

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Perspectives: Polish photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz in London book launch

5 June 2017 · Poland
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Perspectives, Paulina Korobkiewicz. Image: The Photographers’ Gallery / Facebook

Polish photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz will launch her photo book Perspectives on Thursday at London's Photographers' Gallery.

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The Calvert Journal wins Best Use of Photography at The Drum Online Media Awards

2 June 2017
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The Calvert Journal is delighted to announce that it won Best Use of Photography at The Drum Online Media Awards at a ceremony in London last night for its photographic project Journeys.

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Follow of the week: Georgia’s hottest fashion label

31 May 2017 · Tbilisi · Georgia
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Image: @situationist_official/Instagram

Follow the young Tbilisi-based fashion label Situationist (@situationist_official) for a peek backstage and a selection of the best editorials and photoshoots featuring the label's garments.

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Follow of the week: breathtaking views of North Ossetia

24 May 2017 · Vladikavkaz · Russia
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Image: @itsbaat/Instagram

In desperate need of travel inspiration? Follow amateur photographer Batraz Butayev from Vladikavkaz, who takes all of his photos with his iPhone.

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(Im)possible to see: glimpse inside Soviet-North Korean friendship

19 May 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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  • Image: Matjaž Tančič

  • Image: Philippe Chancel

From next month Moscow's Lumière Brothers Centre for Photography will offer a unique glimpse inside one of the world’s most secretive states in (Im)possible to see: North Korea.

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