SOVIET GHOSTS BOOK 2013
LIMITED EDITION ARTWORKS
The Limited Edition artworks listed in this catalogue are available as archival pigment prints, professionally printed on Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285gsm paper at 60x30" 45x30" & 30x20"
Each print is printed to with 2" border, signed, numbered and accompanied with a signed certificate of authenticity. To order or confirm availability and pricing please email.
Struck by the extent of abandonment in the former Soviet Union and its satellite states in the former Eastern Bloc, photographer Rebecca Bathory sensitively and beautifully records many abandoned location within 13 countries which were once part of the Soviet Union or occupied. Including forgotten towns, factories, prisons, schools, monuments, hospitals, theatres, military complexes, asylums and death camps.
The former USSR with the fall of a Communist empire, places now lie derelict, uninhabited, broken shells of a forgotten time. The collapse of the Soviet Union left haunting memories of ordinary people who once lived and worked there. Rebecca's work shines a light on a society shrouded by the cold war, offering a touching document of the daily lives of the Soviet people.
Whilst some may look at the decay in these places as simply reflecting the destruction of the Soviet Union and the moral bankruptcy of a flawed ideological system. In reality they will cease to exist very soon and as the memories fade, these places and the communities who once gave life will be forgotten and deserve to be recorded for posterity too. This book documents the strange interval caught between modernity and antiquity.