Picture Story: A Post-Soviet Odyssey

October 2, 2010

By David Walker

© Nick Hannes

A family picnic at Toktogul Lake, Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan, May 19, 2007.

Photographer Nick Hannes’ “Red Journey” is a sweeping look at republics of the former Soviet Union, 20 years after the fall of communism. In 2007 and 2008, he roamed more than 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) from Antwerp to the port of Vladivostok, in Russia’s far east, photographing the incongruities between entrenched tradition and halting progress toward capitalism. Hannes released the...

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