Russia I: 2004-05
I lived in Vladimir, Russia, during the 2004-05 academic year. These images are from that time -- in particular, from a trip to St Petersburg and from the Revolution Day pro-communist demonstrations there. So, not a normal day in St Petersburg. But one I'd never seen anywhere else, one that gave some insight into the uneasy tension between what Russia has been and what it has become. Images at the end of this section are from Moscow. You can buy pretty much anything from a kiosk in Russia (ice cream, beer, foreign currency, lingerie, etc), and I was endlessly fascinated by this phenomenon. And by other details of daily life as well.