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Time out: photographing the town caught between past and future

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Fascinated by the ongoing changes in the Russian landscape after the collapse of the Soviet Union, photographer Egor Rogalev works on a visual documentation of St Petersburg suburbs. Located in the city's north-western area, Primorsky is one of the biggest suburban districts in St Petersburg with a population of over 500,000 inhabitants. In a project that intersperses scenic landscape shots of towering Soviet housing blocks of flats with portraits of the people that inhabit them, Rogalev aims to describe the economic and social impact of urban development on the landscape. Here a simultaneous process of modernisation and decay is taking place, as the city and the countryside vie for primacy in an ongoing, ceaseless tussle.

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