Friday, 20 February 2015

The Calvert Journal | Inspiration from Russia

Russia has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past few years and, not to get political, it doesn't look like that will change any time soon.

That said, we shouldn't overlook the culture, art, and other creativity that emerges from this huge and hugely diverse country - which is exactly what The Calvert Journal encourages us not to do.

Showcasing photography, places, films, and fashion from Russia and Eastern Europe, The Calvert Journal provides a different, and often introspective, angle on the country and it's people.

The photography in particular is staggering - for those who love the abandoned and desolate, check out these pieces on decaying Ukrainian industry and life in the far north of Russia.

The website itself is so slick, you can lose yourself in it for a whole afternoon, if you're not careful. Dangerous for us freelancers, but I'd still encourage you to take a look.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out BBC News Magazine.

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