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Satellites Photographs from the Fringes of the Former Soviet Union (Hardcover)

Author:  Jonas Bendiksen Photographer:  Jonas Bendiksen
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 159711023X
ISBN-13: 9781597110235
Sku: 202793612
Publish Date: 9/15/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 7L x 0.75T
Age Range:  NA
 
This culmination of a fascinating seven-year photographic journey takes viewers through the countries and enclaves once held in orbit by the immense gravity of Moscow, the nucleus of the Soviet empire. Now each region is on its own in a chaotic political environment, sometimes without diplomatic recognition from neighbors, much less the international community. Abkhazia, an unrecognized country on the Black Sea, was once the natural pearl of the empire, where bellicose generals and productive factory managers came to relax. The spacecraft crash zones between Russia and Kazakhstan reveal a Soviet-inflected version of the entrepreneurial spirit. In Transdniester, a breakaway region of Moldova that survives by functioning as a giant black market for illicit traffic in all manner of goods, from leftover Soviet munitions to bootlegged booze, Bendiksen was expelled on the grounds that he was a "protagonist in an international spy ring." These 62 hauntingly beautiful and often arresting color photographs unsentimentally reveal the often grim circumstances in these half-forgotten regions, uniformly poor and polluted, and often politically unstable. We may not hear much about them today, but we will certainly hear more as the fall of the Iron Curtain continues to reverberate throughout the region.
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Satellites is a journey through unrecognized countries and isolated regions in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Siberia. In this collection of photographs, Jonas Bendiksen takes us into the little-known worlds of Transdniester, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, the Ferghana Valley, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the spaceship crash zones near the Kazakh Steppe, and in the process reveals that the narrative of the Soviet collapse continues to evolve.