The formal Soviet Union always fascinated me. Unfortunately I was never able to travel to Russia. I visited few times the Eastern European countries, going as far as Ukraine, where I spent few weeks. There are other countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that are definitely on top of my personal list of places to visit.
When I was in Ukraine I just loved my time spent photographing the local life style which is so different from either Europe or Australia, and this is the best outcome of travelling, experiencing the world and the different cultures.
The Lost Territories – photo project in Central Asia now on Indiegogo is a project by Sputnik Photos, “an international collective founded in 2006 by documentary photographers from Central and Eastern Europe united by a desire to observe and describe what surrounds us, as well as by our common experience of living in post-transformation countries”.
This is definitely an important project to follow, which has already achieved the own target. Twenty-five years after the fall of the USSR five Sputnik Photos photographers are setting out on a journey to five former soviet republics: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
I am really looking forward to the photos and the book. Of course you can still help with a new contribution on Indiegogo 🙂
Stef Ferro is the founder and editor of MEL365, a travel & photography website made to enhance the travelling experience and improve the photography work.
Stef is a professional travel photographer with past experience in the cycling and film industry.
Stef runs travel photography workshops in Melbourne and around the world.