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[Living with Wolfie]
[A Random Walk]
[Our Dark Companion]
[Transient Beauty]
[False Moons]
[Dark Light pt.1]
[Dark Light pt.2]
[Archangel]
[Iona]
[Seen]
[New Light]
[Sun and moon]
[Russia]
 
Gorbi's black dog Picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal Emma's song Olga
This is Svetlana - archivist in St Petersburgh The Tam-Tam club in St Petersburg Midnight in St Petersburgh The Moscow house of charity
Life on board the trans-siberian express Street market in Irkutsk Hare krishna in Siberia Babushka and Dedushka
  Snapshots from the former FSU, 1994.


The Former Soviet Union experienced enormous change in the 80ís and 90ís, but the West failed to grasp the full implications of perestroika on daily life.

This exhibition at the Watershed media centre in Bristol captured a moment in history. I made two trips to Russia in 1992 and 1993 to trace my family roots and produced an exhibiton of photographs which captured the lifestyle and attitudes of people I met. The pictures and anecdotal text [not shown here], show a different face of Russia, allowing us to see through the Intourist screen and the sensationalism of Western Media.