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Alexander Gronsky: Moscow's edgelands « Previous | |Next »
March 1, 2014

The Russian photographer Alexander Gronsky has a series on Moscow's edgelands entitled Pastoral/Moscow Suburbs 2008-2012. Edgelands usually refer to those untidy spaces or zones that are neither urban nor rural, but some undefined zone between the two.

GronskyAPastoral#3.jpg Alexander Gonsky, Pastoral, #3

He explores the way people make use of a patch of green--- sunbathe, huddle round smoky campfires and picnic--that are wastelands or abandoned land within Moscow city.

GonskyApastoral#18.jpg Alexander Gonsky, Pastoral, #18

These are places where people take refuge to find solace far from the cities. He frames the proximity of the big city: glimpses of skyscrapers and industrial parks can be seen in the distance between the trees or, sometimes, surprisingly close to the people “surrounded by nature”.


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