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Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Marlen Stahlhuth
freelance photographer // DISTRICT MTV, VICE, ADIDAS, BlondeMag, VIVA etc.

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Marlen Stahlhuth
Urbanstraße 127
10967 Berlin
Germany

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Photos of the Day "USSR"

Peter Turnley

Just by the time of our return from Moscow we found this really amazing photo series that shows the living conditions in the last years of the Soviet Union. The pictures were taken not even three decades ago, but the people’s facial expression represent exactly what being a citizen in the USSR was like during a completely contrary time of quickly improving living standards in the West. In this century of desperate poverty the shop shelves were often bare and it was normal to stand in line for hours in order to buy groceries, if they even still had any. 

The photographer Peter Turnley is known for telling extremely emotional and captivating stories through his pictures. During the last decades he documented most of the world's conflicts like the fall of the Berlin Wall, the liberation of Nelson Mandela and the events of 9/11. He not only has an eye for where you can experience what's sometimes changing the human conditions that are affecting every world citizen. It still needs a bit of good fortune to play its part to be able to take these extraordinarily genuine photos and to always be at the right place at the right time.

Peter Turnley somehow manages to make the viewer create a whole story for each picture.  In the people’s faces you can see particularly how the freedom of speech may have existed on paper, but has never happened in practice. What I find the most impressing is that none of the pictures looks posed or unnatural. The series shows in a stunningly authentic documentary way that by the 1980s the system was close to collapse as Mikhail Gorbachev’s liberalising reforms did little more than open the door to a big change. Just a few years after these photos were taken, the Soviet Union was finally dissolved.

Text: Lena Kammer (PAPERBOATS.me)

Nov. 11, 2014

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