Otto Snoek - Ukrainian Crossroads

Sana Valiulina

Publisher Van Zoetendaal Publishers

ISBN 9789462261037

Idea Code 14670

Otto Snoek first visited eastern Ukraine in 1989. In six trips between 1989 and 1992, he photographed Ukrainian cities and the countryside in the years after communism. Snoek documented a poor and desperate country and presented the resulting work as his graduation project. During that period of travel and work, he laid the foundations for his continuing career as a photographer. Snoek became especially fascinated by public spaces that function as junctions. The images reveal the candid gaze of a young man, one who not only photographs the Ukrainians in their malaise, but also as a proud nation that is courageously resigned to its fate. With an epilogue by Sana Valiulina.

148 p, ills colour, 22 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English