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images may be added again at some stage - too many images "stolen" and used uncredited without any notice. Will rethink the whole project - password protected access may be an option, paid subscribing another or taking it completly offline also thinkable. But still undecided...
Publisher: The Sochi Project
Size: x cm (approx.)
Softcover with dust jacket, edition of 1000 copies, signed by Hornstra/van Bruggen. Photographs by Rob Hornstra, text by Arnold van Bruggen, design by Kummer & Herrman.
Sochi attracts mainly Russian tourists in the summer. On the one hand, they come looking for glitter and glamour and are prepared to pay for it; on the other, they attach great importance to Russian culture and traditions. The ultimate example of this can be found in Sochi’s nightlife. Many restaurants try to attract customers with flashing neon signs, semi-luxurious interiors and an abundance of staff. At the same time, every restaurant upholds a well-known Russian tradition of live musicians who belt out Russian chansons from behind an electric piano. The book ‘Sochi Singers’ explores how a deeply rooted Russian tradition goes hand in hand with the city’s new capitalist glamour.
Winner World Press Photo - Arts & Entertainment Stories,
2012 Winner Sony World Photography Awards - Arts & Culture,
2012 Winner PDN Photo Annual - Book Category, 2012