This week’s reading selection comes in the photographic medium. While artful photographs of decaying architecture is certainly nothing new (see all things Detroit), no one does it quite like the Soviets. Fine art photographer Rebecca Bathory was struck by the now decaying Brutalist structures of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in the former the Eastern Bloc. Everything from schools, housing, hospitals to death camps are represented in Litchfield’s stunning images. Not only do the photos represent an in depth view of the people and society the structures once supported, but it’s a chilling reminder of the Cold War era and its byproducts that still linger to this day.
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