Photographer Rob Hornstra journalist and Arnold Van Bruggen worked hand in hand with 2009 of the year, to document and study the transformation of the city of Sochi on the eve of the Winter Olympics 2014 of the year. Such a project called «slow journalism». For five years it has been committed 11 trips to the city of Sochi and incrementally sealed tremendous changes of the city before the event of global significance.
The first subtropical city in the world, where was the winter olympiad. The main direction of Soviet tourism in the very center of the Caucasus, far from Moscow and very close to the problematic Abkhaz territory. Contradictory place, where beach holidays coexist with terrorism, poverty and corruption. The creators of the project had to go through threats, they were repeatedly going to be banned from entering the territory of the Russian Federation.
Thanks to books, records, video and photos, you will be imbued with the history of this chaotic and unique world. The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus - full name of the exhibition, which will take place in the center of documentary photography CFD from 19 February to 16 April 2015.
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