2006 - 2008
Communism and its fall had a worldwide impact, but none felt the changes more than the previously Soviet states. In 2007 and 2008, photographer Nick Hannes travelled across the 15 former Soviet republics and took pictures of the different consequences of the breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1991. This publication includes intense photography of a developing region full of contrasts: extreme wealth amidst poverty; and golden statues of new dictators in cities of concrete. It shows how much change has already occured and how much is still to come, with experienced photographer Nick Hannes' poignant images.