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10 of the best photographers documenting post-Soviet life – in pictures

Jana Romanova

10 of the best photographers documenting post-Soviet life – in pictures

Fairy Tale from Russia - Photographs by Frank Herfort | LensCulture

Frank Herfort captures surreal moments in Russia. His series “Time In Between – Fairy Tale Of Russia” document the bizarre and beautiful contradictions of daily life in Moscow, St. Petersburg and.

Outside in: how foreign photographers see the post-Soviet world

Outside in: how foreign photographers see the post-Soviet world

Dutch photographer Leo Erken combines photojournalism with an interest in the personal. From 1987 to 2003 he documented eastern Europe and Russia in transition after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Hello, I am British photographer @chrisnunnphoto and I'll be taking over @thephotographersgallery Instagram this week.  I'll be posting new, old and unseen work mainly from Ukraine made over the last 2.5 years, plus some other bits an pieces. Stay tuned!  Image: A man feeds stray dogs in Kalush, February 2014 #Ukraine

Hello, I am British photographer @chrisnunnphoto and I'll be taking over @thephotographersgallery Instagram this week. I'll be posting new, old and unseen work mainly from Ukraine made over the last 2.5 years, plus some other bits an pieces. Stay tuned! Image: A man feeds stray dogs in Kalush, February 2014 #Ukraine

@chrisnunnphoto here. A house painted in the colours of the Ukrainian flag in Tuzhilov, the village where my grandmother was born.  February 2013 Ivano-Frankivsk region

A house painted in the colours of the Ukrainian flag in Tuzhilov, the village where my grandmother was born.

Mischa and the Legacy of Chernobyl. Mischa, a 4 year old boy, is a victim of Chernobyl. He lives with his mother and sister in Ivankof, an area hit hard by radiation. 30 years after the disaster, thousands of people are still living on contaminated land. This has lead to birth defects, weak immunological systems and higher rates of cancer. © Quintina Valero, Winner, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016.

30 years on, life somehow continues in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Outside in: how foreign photographers see the post-Soviet world

Outside in: how foreign photographers see the post-Soviet world

Work of award winning British photographer Simon Roberts; author of The Election Project, We English and Motherland series.

The #Lenin statue in #Odessa recently got a Darth Vader makeover, but here is another Lenin, sans-makeover, for sale at the street market.  By @chrisnunnphoto Odessa, #Ukraine September 2014

The statue in recently got a Darth Vader makeover, but here is another Lenin, sans-makeover, for sale at the street market. By Odessa, September 2014

Mila Teshaieva photograph

10 of the best photographers documenting post-Soviet life – in pictures

Lilia Li-Mi-Yan photograph

10 of the best photographers documenting post-Soviet life – in pictures

For the post-USSR aristocrat, nothing says "loaded" like your own personal servant. Photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan explores the relationship between master and the help in her work.

Life After Chernobyl. Daria, 3 years old, sits in her home in Vyzovka. Many families were relocated here after their villages were evacuated in the aftermath of the disaster. © Quintina Valero, Winner, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016.

Life After Chernobyl. Daria, 3 years old, sits in her home in Vyzovka. Many families were relocated here after their villages were evacuated in the aftermath of the disaster.

Iana at Home. Iana Vasilieva, 6 years old, at home in the village of Maksimovichi. Iana's father committed suicide a year ago. Many families have seen their desperate situations aggravated by the recent conflicts in the country. © Quintina Valero, Winner, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016.

Life After Chernobyl - Photographs and text by Quintina Valero

In a time before tech: the Russian sisters living defiantly off the grid

In a time before tech: the Russian sisters living defiantly off the grid

Two Sisters by Nadia Sablin, documenting her elderly aunts living five hours north of St.

In a time before tech: the Russian sisters living defiantly off the grid

In a time before tech: the Russian sisters living defiantly off the grid

Aunties: Magical Summers in the Russian Countryside - Photographs and text by Nadia Sablin

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