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An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Rob Hornstra

An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Rob Hornstra

Text by Arnold van Bruggen


Signed Edition
521 pages
250 x 300mm
ISBN 9781597112444


An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus delves into the complexities of the region around Sochi, Russia, and its remarkable transition in preparation to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As a place where beach-tourism abuts terrorism, corruption, and poverty, it is full of contradictions. An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus draws viewers into the story of Sochi and the Caucasus, focusing on evocative individual narratives that collectively chronicle larger issues.

Since 2007 Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated region before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention.

About the Artist
Rob Hornstra, born in 1975 in the Netherlands, is a Dutch photographer of predominantly long-term documentary projects, both at home and around the world. He has published several books of solo work, produced documentary series for a variety of international magazines, and taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad.

Arnold van Bruggen (1979) is a writer and filmmaker. With his journalistic production agency Prospektor, together with his colleague Eefje Blankevoort, he uses film, photography and text to tell stories that are otherwise overlooked by the media.

About the Publisher
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

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