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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

sergey larenkov's snapshot spectres of war & communism


Digital gizmos have made it easy to overlay historical views on to contemporary shots of the same setting but Sergey Larenkov's then and now montages of European cities from Berlin to St Petersburg meld scenes of war, communism and social history in a way that stuns anew. Pictured above is a street during the siege of St Petersburg in 1942 and in 2010, history brought back to life and a visualising of the psychological past always present.

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