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The Sochi Project: in Conversation (Video)

Rob Hornstra and Arnold Van Bruggen of The Sochi Project in conversation at Aperture Gallery.

 - June 20, 2014

On June 3, 2014, we joined Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen at Aperture Gallery to discuss The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus. The project, on view until July 30, offers an alternative perspective and in-depth reporting on the remarkable Sochi region, which sits at the combustible crossroads of war, tourism, and history. Hornstra and van Bruggen have returned repeatedly to this region since 2009 as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it found itself in the glare of international media attention. Their book The Sochi Project was published by Aperture in 2013.

See “The Sochi Project: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen in Conversation” Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 on Vimeo.