As part of the The Institute for Global Leadership’s [EXPOSURE]/Aftermath Project workshop in Ajmer, India, led by Sara Terry and Asim Rafiqui last August 2009, I put together a presentation with some video, audio, and photographs from the trip. Click through for the full story and photoessay, and see below for the slideshow.
“Satellites” is the culmination of Jonas Bendiksen’s fascinating seven-year photographic journey through unrecognized countries, enclaves, and isolated communities on the periphery of the former Soviet Union. From Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Siberia, he takes us into little known places where the stark legacy of the Soviet collapse continues to evolve: Transdniester, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh, the Ferghana Valley, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the spaceship crash zones on the Kazakh steppes. In these outposts, the transition to the post-communist world order brought mixed results – some lost everything to bloody civil wars, while others find themselves in tiny pariah states that remain all but closed to the outside world. Some evolved peculiar self-styled brands of capitalism, others simply packed their bags and left.
unfortuantely, i can’t embed it here, but take my word for it, it’s worth the click through…
down to newport for a short, but full, twenty-four hours with laura, julia, and alex. playing around with new video capabilities; apologies for the shaky camerawork – still acclimating!
music: “french navy” by camera obscura.
filmed on a nikon d90, edited in imovie.
(via the Women’s Media Center)
Sad and scary.
Nudity at its cleverest.