Americans are used to seeing Russia in the media, but one photographer’s latest project brings out a humbling and humanistic side of coverage.
Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the ongoing Humans of New York series, announced in early August that he’d be sharing profiles and ordinary people’s stories from Russia.
“Russia has been in the news quite a bit lately, but always attached to the same story,” Stanton wrote on his official Facebook page. “For the next couple weeks, I’ll be sharing stories from Russia that hopefully have a bit more variety.”
In line with his previous work, these stories highlight heartbreaking and inspiring stories, showcasing perspective and voice otherwise unheard from ordinary Russians in the regular news cycle. Take a look below.
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