Photographing Sochi, Before the Olympic Games

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Beach in Adler

Rob Hornstra, The Beach, Adler, Sochi Region, 2011, © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery. From: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus (Aperture, 2013)

Photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen have been collaborating since 2009 to document the turbulent region of Sochi, Russia. Over the course of five years and eleven visits, they practiced a form of “slow journalism” in order to delve deeply into the area’s complexities, and its remarkable transition in preparation to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Dates: May 1-31
Location: CONTACT Gallery, Toronto

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibitions, please visit

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