April 2, 2007
Simon Roberts' Motherland will be hitting bookstores soon. Like Andrew Moore's Russia it is ambitious in it's scope. Roberts' images are a bit less formally elegant than Moore's and have a more of a documentary feel about them, but I like sense of national melancholy they suggest. I hope we see more strong photographers venture out into the Russian hinterlands as there is much to chew on out there.
In addition to the book site linked above, Roberts' personal site includes additional projects from Russia and elsewhere.
p.s. if anyone knows of a good survey of contemporary Russian photography I'd love to check it out.