What does it mean to be part of a post-Soviet generation? How does the post-Soviet city, from Tbilisi to Tashkent, continue to inspire the photographers and designers fighting to carve out their own cultural identity?
This four-part special report, which accompanies Calvert 22 Foundation’s new photography exhibition, Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, attempts to answer these questions, navigating the territory of the post-socialist and post-communist world through the young creatives who grew up in the shadow of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.
From images and design to music and architecture, this is the post-Soviet world through the eyes of a generation leaving the past behind and entering a brave new world of their own making.
A film on post-Soviet style and design in the New East
Identity, history and the trend that changed the industry
How one man swept the world with streetwear
8 visionaries documenting post-Soviet style from behind the lens
How Russians fell for the iconic three stripes
A film on visual culture in the New East
Eastern Europe through the eyes of a new generation
An ode to St Petersburg’s exuberant spirit
The photographer capturing timeless portraits of Ukrainian youth
See a generation blossom in Latvia’s magical wilderness