Moscow on the fringes

posted by Bridget on 31 March 2014

Alexander Gronsky's project The Edge brought the young Latvian to the photography community's attention, winning the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2010.

Gronsky 1

Gronsky's new book Pastoral/Moscow Suburbs continues his interest in the world that exists on the edges of metropolitan cities. These large format photographs, depicting detailed landscapes, follow in the tradition of the New Topographics school; there is no attachment to the romance of the landscape in this work.

Gronsky mixes in the grim abandonment and untidy poverty of the hinterland, with small bucolic isles nestling amongst the industrial landmarks of tower blocks, pylons and power station chimneys. It is here that the people who live on the edge of the cities find a space to sunbath, walk their dogs and enjoy leisure-time with their friends and family.

gronsky 2

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