Sunday, January 31, 2010

After The Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito has travelled throughout the former Soviet world from East Germany to Mongolia, from Poland to Kazakhstan, in search of these former Soviet military bases and his photographs are an extraordinary record. As the USSR crumbled many bases were simply abandoned. A few still remain – traces of a once powerful Empire – yet over time they too are beginning to disappear. The military departed but much else was just left behind.

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

His book includes photographs not only of the bases but also of the murals, posters, books, instruction manuals etc. found abandoned. It is a rich collection of work and illuminates the once hidden military world of the Soviet Union, last testimonies left by a modern civilization which is no longer familiar to us, ruins that invite us to construct our own stories.

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire

Eric Lusito - After The Wall Traces of the Soviet Empire
On Amazon: After the Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire

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