Made in Russia
A visual journey of the Russian landscape transformation.
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Going back to Russia after 10 years, Eric Lusito observes the change in the country. This triggers the desire to explore this vast country, for a better understanding of its transformation. He will travel from the White Sea to the Black Sea, from the Baltic to the Pacific, looking what is disappearing, in-between, renovated or new. A total of nine months spread over three years (2017, 2018 & 2019).
Russia has always been very different from the rest of Europe, unique in size and culture, but with a very specific, different and shifted development. It is that gap that attracts and nourishes the photographer's inspiration. Between the bustle of Moscow and the decline of small single-industry towns, rural desertification and urbanization, power lost and restored, hell and paradise, these photographs reflect and document the evolution of those landscapes built and deconstructed by man.
This construction/deconstruction opposition is the reflection of a contrasting society, marked by successive fractures, from the Third Rome to the Russian Empire, from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation. But as the writer Svtetlana Alexievitch noted “someone rightly pointed out that in five years, everything can change in Russia, and in two hundred years, nothing at all.”