Got a portfolio in Goedele Magazine this month, showing four previously unpublished photographs I took during my trips through the former USSR in 2007-2008. It’s a funny issue about street photographers operating on beaches, on city squares in front of monuments, palmtrees or fountains. For a little money they make an instant portrait of you. They often use self made decor pieces, plastic flowers or stuffed animals.
The whole series contains about ten pictures. Some of them have been published in my book ‘Red Journey’. Here are some more photographs of photographers at work:Baku_Dom_SovietAshgabat_wedding1Gyumri_deer2Moscow_Putin1Turkmenbashi_harbour

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Nick Hannes (°1974) is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent, he worked for various media in Belgium and The Netherlands. Meanwhile he reported on social and political issues in the Balkans and the Middle East. In 2009 his first book ‘Red Journey’, a documentary about transition in the 15 former Soviet republics, was published by Lannoo. 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man', a documentary portrait of the Mediterranean region, follows in 2014. His latest book is 'Garden of Delight', a series that won the Magnum Photography Award 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award 2018. Since 2008 Nick teaches documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK/School of Arts) in Ghent. He is represented by Panos Pictures (London).
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2 Responses to Goedele

  1. Nick says:

    Thanks for your comment Evgeny. There are captions on my website, when you click on the “i” in the right corner below. Best, Nick

  2. Hi Nick,
    I’ve just looked through your Red Journey gallery. Most photos really made me laugh like mad. I live in Russia, but have never seen those absurdities and extremes that you captured. I guess it’s because most photos are not of Russia. I wish I could have captions under them on your website.
    I liked a lot “Jesus died for you” and Santa in a bus in Georgia.
    Thanks a lot for this interesting insight to ourselves 🙂

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