jeudi 8 septembre 2011

Land of non return

“Land of non-return” is a project of a photographer Victoria Sorochinski. The photos were taken at Ukrainian villages during the winter and autumn of 2009. Life in villages in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, etc. is very difficult. Time seems to stand still there. These places, almost untouched by industrial progress, is inhabited by elderly people (women for the most part), since all the young moved to nearby cities. Many of the residents are older than 90. Most of them are unable to take care of their farms. The pensions of these people are so small that are hardly enough for buying bread and milk. In most villages there are no schools, no hospitals, no work, no gas or even water supply…


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