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.
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.
Masters and Servants (2014) by a Turkmen photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan portrays well-off Russian families and their domestic helpers in a revealing way… Masters and Servants is a series of staged portraits of ‘masters’ […]
Brutal by a Polish photographer Michał Łuczak (member of the Sputnik Photos collective) is a great example of a micro-documentary choosing to tell ‘little’ stories instead of grand narratives. In his cycle Łuczak documented Katowice Railway Station – once […]