The book “The Farther Shore” is about how the history of the past and present endowed with memory intertwines in today’s space.
The pictures for this book were taken in Russia on the Volga River where in the 1930’s a hydrosystem was built. The area of about 4600 sq.km was flooded and as a result 800 villages and towns, 3 cities, 5 monasteries, hundreds of churches and old cemeteries went under water. One of the main issues which became starting point for the creation of this book is why during the evacuation of flooded land some people preferred to stay in their homes and die but not to leave their native places?
I was interested in what is left unsaid and unseen. I wanted to show and to give an opportunity to feel that these people and places are our history and that one day this story could disappear forever.
The book “The Farther Shore” was selected for the shortlist of the 50 books in the International Photobook Festival 2013 in Kassel, Germany.
Title: The Farther Shore
Place of publication: St.Petersburg, Russia
Edition size: 100, signed and numbered
Type of binding: Soft cover, thread-stiched binding
Type of paper: Materica Gesso 120 gr (cover spread 180 gr)
Type of printing: Digital
Number of pages: 152
Number of pictures: 85
Publisher: Self published
Designer: Julia Borissova