• Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land
  • Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land
  • Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land

ROB HORNSTRA, ARNOLD VAN BRUGGEN »EMPTY LAND, PROMISED LAND, FORBIDDEN LAND« – selected by VALERIE FOUGEIROL

»The Sochi Project was initiated five years ago by the photographer Rob Hornstra and the writer and film director Arnold van Bruggen to document the Abkhas region situated between the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains. Abkhazia broke away from Georgia in 2008 after a short and violent civil war and was recognized as an independant state of Russia. EMPTY LAND, PROMISED LAND, FORBIDDEN LAND (EL, PL, FL) is a new chapter in this long journalistic work. The format and thickness of the book, with alternating photographs and texts, give it a strong documentary character and the sense of an open and dynamic working process. As a sign of the times, the Sochi project has been made possible by private donations.«

ROB HORNSTRA, ARNOLD VAN BRUGGEN
»EMPTY LAND, PROMISED LAND, FORBIDDEN LAND«
PUBLISHER: The Sochi Project, 2010
TEXT: Arnold van Bruggen
DESIGN: Kummer & Herrman
format: illustrated hardcover, 25.1 × 19.4 CM, 272 PAGES, 73 b/w and 92 color REPRODUCTIONS, 13 maps

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