Spectator Pass (2014) by the Russian photographer Julia Abzdaltinova documents the resort city of Sochi and Russian sport fans during the 2014 Winter Olympics. When you delve deeper, however, this series really focuses on the visual representations of national identity and how that pans out in the context of one of the biggest sports events in the world.
Declared Detachment (2012 – present) by a Russian photographer Mariya Kozhanova takes us to the world of ‘cosplay’ in contemporary Russia, where the post-war generation explores its identity through costume play ‘imported’ from Japan. […]
Dear document EAST readers and fans, We hope you’ve enjoyed the time spent discovering new documentary photography from Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. May every single story we share […]
Eastern Mirror (2012) by Tamás Hajdu is a documentary project about everyday life in Baia Mare, Romania, where Tamás lives and works. Although seemingly focused on the trivia and candid, visually striking compositions, the photographs go much deeper than that, revealing interesting social and cultural phenomena so common in Baia Mare (and probably elsewhere too) that otherwise they would go unnoticed.
document EAST is 2 years old! Two years ago on a rainy and foggy October day I set up document EAST. It started off as a virtual notebook for sharing some of my […]
In the arctic tundra of Russia, there is a boarding school for the Nenets, the nomadic northern indigenous people. A School for Nenets (2014) is a fascinating documentary project by […]
Domestic Border: The Invisible Wall (2015), by an Italian photographer Tommaso Rada, is a documentary series about the Greece-Bulgaria border – one of the borders that used to divide the […]
When the idea of setting up something similar to a squat was sparked in Ostrava, there were a few freaks willing to be a part of it. We were esoteric […]
Two Rivers (2007 – 2011) by an American photographer Carolyn Drake is a fascinating, long-term documentary project following the 2,500-kilometre route of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers across […]
You go to prison only once. The first time. After that, there is no prison. There is no freedom either. Everything is the same. A. Stasiuk, The Walls of […]