Every season, Rob Hornstra selects an image from his archive and makes it available as an exclusive handmade C-print (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in). The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over or print sold out, the image is no longer reprinted. This offer runs until 31 December 2022. Prints will be shipped in January 2023.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it becomes clear that a large part of conscript soldiers fighting on the front come from poor regions of Russia such as Buryatia, Bashkiria and Dagestan. In 2012, I travelled with Arnold van Bruggen through the severely impoverished and violence-ridden republic of Dagestan and photographed many sporting and school-age youngsters there. I often think of them in retrospect. Many are now in the age of military service. At school no. 1 in Chinar, over a hundred kilometres from the capital Machachkala, we interviewed the director who told us that her brother had been killed in the ongoing civil war in the North Caucasus. How do you think the brothers of then-six-year-old Kamilla are doing today?
Title: Kamila, Chinar, Dagestan, Russia, 2012
From the series: The Sochi Project
Original: Medium Format 6x7 negative film
Print technique: Analogue handmade C-print
Paper size: 36 x 42 cm (14.2 x 16.5 in) / Image 30 x 36 cm
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