„Bolshaia Volga“ — is a study of a great Russian river. Once praised in bylinas and fairy tales, in paintings of Levitan and Repin, in Gorky and Ostrovsky plays this river nourished Russian people generation after generation. What is Volga today? In what way people living along Volga are differ? What is going to happen with the river in the coming days? Answers to these questions I’m seeking in this project.
Photographs have been taken in towns along Volga: Plyos, Volgograd, Saratov, Sviyazhsk, Kalyazin and Dubna. These towns with great history have changed much recently thus the river changed as well. Today one town is a special economic zone with no pier whatsoever, another is a tourist’s kiosk, third is a shopping arcade for metropolitan folks. In these photographs the history of Volga river is presented.
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Dennis Baburov (born 1984) is a freelance photographer based in Ivanovo, Russia. He has a degree in marketing from Ivanovo State Power University. Photography is a hobby, second source of income and a passion. Started to take pictures in 2007. Mainly interested in documentary photography. Regularly contributes to local magazines and newspapers. He is usually self-assigned to personal projects.