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Soviet Ghosts

The Soviet Union Abandoned. A Communist Empire in Decay

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Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned locations, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period of history, including forgotten towns, factories, prisons, schools, monuments, hospitals, theatres, military complexes, asylums & death camps across the former communist states. These photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology. Featuring stunning imagery throughout, this compelling road-trip through the old USSR, breathes new life into these forgotten places, finding both beauty and meaning in their post-apocalyptic decay. Extended essays by Tristi Brownett, Neill Cockwill and Professor Owen Evans, offer considerable contextual depth to the locations imbuing them with a wealth of connection and wonder. By virtue of its holistic approach, the book also explores how and why these once thriving communities became abandoned, whether by natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or simply through the march of time.

Product code: 9781908211163

ISBN 9781908211163
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H257xW252xS24
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Carpet Bombing Culture
On Sale Date 01/10/2017
For the first time in print a photographer ventures behind the Iron Curtain to sensitively and beautifully document abandonment, lost in time after the collapse of the Soviet Union. From East Germany through Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Mother Russia to the despair of crumbling Chernobyl.