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.
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 […]
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 […]
To send you the very last (virtual) rays of sunshine this summer, we’d like to share a new project – Hungarian Sea – produced in 2010 – 2011 by a Polish […]
documentEAST is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Everyday Eastern Europe – a collective mobile phone photography project documenting daily life in the region. We were looking for a […]
In a slightly frivolous act we’d like to present winter imagery in the middle of the burning hot summer 😉 Upon stumbling on Once Out of Nature: Travels through Russia (2003 […]