Crimea, happier days

Working on my book ‘Red Journey’ I visited Crimea in 2008. A peaceful peninsula back then, loaded with history and beautiful scenery. I loved it. Today Crimea seems to become another ‘frozen conflict’ on the eastern fringe of Europe. I selected some photographs from my archive, photographs of the happier days:Tatar wedding
Tatar wedding in Bakhchysaray

Graduating in Sebastopol
Graduates in Sebastopol

Sailors of the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sebastopol

Strip bar
Striptease bar Premier in Sebastopol

Yevpatorija beach. This is the last photograph of the book ‘Red Journey’: Castaways call for help on an uninhabited island. Whatever.

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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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