Photography I Soviet-era Architecture I Editorial Design I 2021
Through nine chapters with over 130 photographs taken by Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin, Monotowns by Zupagrafika captures the post-industrial landscapes and Soviet-era architecture of the monogorods extending from the Arctic Circle to the Russian Far East, such as Vorkuta, Norilsk, Mirny, Kirovsk, Tolyatti, Cherepovets, Magnitogorsk, Monchegorsk and Nikel, and the daily lives of their inhabitants.
Includes informative texts providing a valuable insight into the urban development of the featured cities and a foreword by the architectural critic Konstantin Budarin.
– Excerpt from the foreword
Authors: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka); Alexander Veryovkin (photographer)
Foreword: Konstantin Budarin
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2021. All rights reserved
Monotowns is a follow-up to Concrete Siberia and Eastern Blocks. On this occasion, Zupagrafika asked the Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin to explore the Soviet-era monocities in Russia. The pictures featured here were taken over a two-year period during winter, with temperatures reaching -35° Celsius in some locations.