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Valeriy Klamm’s Window into Everyday Russian Living

Photography // Monday, 24 Feb 2014

In 2009, Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm created an online webspace and blog where over 60 Russian photographers ranging from photographic dabblers to award-winning professionals could post their own images capturing the true essence of everyday living throughout Russia. The project, which is titled “Moles on the Map”, was created in response to the way outside photographers were portraying Russia to the rest of the world using their predetermined view of life in the supposed frigid siberian tundra where it’s occupants’only option is to imbibe vodka and wear fur. Klamm describes the catalogue of images as "simple stories of simple heroes in simple circumstances”, and his images depict just that.

text by Canbra Hodsdon


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