Vitaly Fomenko: Revisionist Soviet Rules of the Road

Vitaly Fomenko was born in Sevastopol in 1983 and live in Sevastopol now. He is a documentary and art photographer. Finalist " Photographer of the Year " in Ukraine 2012. Winner International " Impression photocontest " in Cyprus in 2013. He is a author photoartbook "Rules of the road " (2015 in Madrid, Riot books )

Russia –  

“In the Fall of 2014 the world witnessed with confusion, how, headed by the ambitious adventurer Putin, fraternal Russia invaded the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. This Project reinterprets the problems involved in political territory and movement through Soviet worn-out prints from the 80‘s Sevastopol State Traffic Inspectorate.

Traffic lights give an institutional order to the public displacement. A simple color system, a symbolic cultural attempt to control, to guide and to warn, determines rhythm in a city. Red means “stop“, Green “go“ and Yellow “take precautions: think before taking a decision.
Space and time, as well as history and limits are determined by a political construction”.
Published by RIOT Books, all photographs belonged to Photography feature – Vitaly Fomenko’s father personal collection of his years as a public officer in the Sevastopol State Traffic Inspectorate.

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