A set of photographs by Dmitriy Markov (Russia)


Let me share with you a set of photos by Dmitriy Markov, russian documental photographer, social worker, volunteer and journalist from Pskov. His only camera is an iPhone, photos from which he publishes in his popular instagram blog with 190,000 followers. In 2015 Dmitriy became the winner of the grant “Getty Images Instagram Grant 2015”, his photographs was demonstrated in the Photoville festival, New York. Laureate of international competitions Silver Camera (2006), PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards (2009), Festival for Young Photojournalism (2010), PHE OjodePez Award of Human Values (2011), Catchlight Activist awards (2014) and others.

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Teriberka, color, September 2016


The first time I’ve been in Teriberka (Murmansk region in the north of Russia) month ago, in august 2016. After that in september. Next time going in november and ten to one will be over there in december. Pictures which I took in this place interesting for me not only as changes in this location, but as changes inside me too. I prefer to go to the same place over and over again, or live in a certain place for a long time. My august photos from Teriberka you can see here. All new pictures was taken on Hasselblad 503cw with Carl Zeiss Planar 2.8/80. Films — Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Ektar 100 and Fujicolor Pro 400H.

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ORWOCHROM and other Soviet-era slides


As Iwas preparing for the “Retro Color. Technologies and art” lecture, I stumbled across a remarkable branch where people put up scans of old color film from home archives. Some pictures are so heart-warming, I couldn’t resist getting a selection to wax nostalgic about. Unfortunately, I don’t have old color film of my own, although even back then I took, developed and even printed images in color. Here you get mostly ORWO from the German Democratic Republic, incredibly popular in the USSr in the 70s and 80s. There was actually very little alternative for color, except SVEMA and sometimes KODAK, if you could get it. Here I was more interested in color than mementos, but it’s still an impressive selection.

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