The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border, the longest national border in the world, and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol.
A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories a problematic area both politically and physically. These territories illustrate like no other the state of modern Russia, how it is shaping its own identity, and its relationship with the Soviet consciousness, which it seeks to both outlive and preserve.
The project has taken an approach of an ethnographical journey, an investigation of the political and cultural symbols we naturally or artificially embed in the surrounding landscapes to mark the territory with what relates to or signifies our identity.
Supported by IdeasTap and Magnum Photos