Photography

The much-derided plastic bag still gets loving treatment from some Russians

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks

A rare moment of calm in the first round of Ukraine’s controversial presidential election

A rare moment of calm in the first round of Ukraine’s controversial presidential election

For these queer young Russians, makeup is both armour and a weapon

For these queer young Russians, makeup is both armour and a weapon

 Explore a dreamscape where the Balkans meet the USA

Explore a dreamscape where the Balkans meet the USA

My Astana: an intimate view of Kazakhstan’s showpiece capital

My Astana: an intimate view of Kazakhstan’s showpiece capital

The new past: surreal collages crafted from Soviet books

The new past: surreal collages crafted from Soviet books

These teens have mastered the art of killing time in an industrial wasteland

These teens have mastered the art of killing time in an industrial wasteland

Slovenia’s alpine vistas are unmissable, even on misty autumn days

Slovenia’s alpine vistas are unmissable, even on misty autumn days

Chechnya’s wildlife has been ravaged by war. This man is helping it to heal

Chechnya’s wildlife has been ravaged by war. This man is helping it to heal

Take a glimpse into the lives of women in Georgia’s wild Pankisi Gorge

Take a glimpse into the lives of women in Georgia’s wild Pankisi Gorge

This photographer’s ode to her grandmother explores womanhood and trauma in Bulgaria

This photographer’s ode to her grandmother explores womanhood and trauma in Bulgaria

Tender and messy, these photos of motherhood show you you’re not alone

Tender and messy, these photos of motherhood show you you’re not alone

A forest fire in Croatia turns the coastline into a post-apocalyptic vision

A forest fire in Croatia turns the coastline into a post-apocalyptic vision

6 Czech photographers offer their radical take on tenderness

6 Czech photographers offer their radical take on tenderness

In rural Poland, a mother cuts her own path

In rural Poland, a mother cuts her own path

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

Holidaying in a Georgian mining town is better than you think

Holidaying in a Georgian mining town is better than you think