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A captivating and powerful record of modern Russia,
This review is from: Motherland (Hardcover)
Roberts has assembled an incredible and comprehensive record of a mind-boggling journey. His photographs include both landscapes and portraits that manage to convey the enormity of the country and the mood of its people. No mean feat.
The landscapes are beautiful and haunting in turn, but it was the portraits that really left me thinking about the country long after I had put the book down. They are arresting in their brutal honesty and I felt humbled by the proud defiance of the people staring back at me, daring me to question their hopes and dreams. Roberts has captured a mood of optimism and carefully avoided turning the people he has encountered into `subjects'.
This is an awesome book (in the true sense of the word) with such a powerful presence that it will probably get under your skin, making you want to know more about both Roberts and Russia.