Picture essay

Friends-for-hire: why are people in Moscow renting companions?

Friends-for-hire: why are people in Moscow renting companions?

A bunker for every citizen: photographing Albania’s remarkable communist relics

A bunker for every citizen: photographing Albania’s remarkable communist relics

A conceptual photoshoot spotlights women’s potential in the remaking of Belarus

A conceptual photoshoot spotlights women’s potential in the remaking of Belarus

One photographer traces Moscow’s architectural history through its iconic metro stations

One photographer traces Moscow’s architectural history through its iconic metro stations

Voyage into the uncharted waters of teenage life with photographer Ieva Raudsepa

Voyage into the uncharted waters of teenage life with photographer Ieva Raudsepa

Bonjour, Parizh: I visited the Russian village with its very own Eiffel Tower

Bonjour, Parizh: I visited the Russian village with its very own Eiffel Tower

From amusement parks to anti-abortion billboards, Tomasz Lewandowski captures Poland’s shifting landscape

From amusement parks to anti-abortion billboards, Tomasz Lewandowski captures Poland’s shifting landscape

The wildfire fighters battling extreme heat in Yakutia

The wildfire fighters battling extreme heat in Yakutia

The words that make us: how do our names shape who we are?

The words that make us: how do our names shape who we are?

A golden-hued escape to summer evenings by the Sea of Azov

A golden-hued escape to summer evenings by the Sea of Azov

Photographing Belarusians’ brutal fight for survival

Photographing Belarusians’ brutal fight for survival