Saturday, 17 March 2012

Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen – the second of two inspiring talks in one day

Went to a talk by photographer and writer team Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen at Foto 8.

I first came across Rob via his book 101 Billionaires, the ironic title of his documentation of the lives of the ordinary people of Russia who will never see any of that wealth. The 2nd edition is called 49 Billionaires. Last year I heard him talk at a conference about self publishing. Rob self publishes all his work and is fiercely determined to retain control over all aspects of the presentation and telling of his story.

Now he is working together with a writer on a much larger project, The Sochi Project, a 5 year documentation of the area around Sochi, an area on the edge of the Black Sea, in the lead up to the Winter Olympic games in 2014.

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