“Bolshaia Volga“ — is a study of a great Russian river. Once praised in bylinas and fairy tales, in paintings of Levitan and Repin, in Gorky and Ostrovsky plays this river nourished Russian people generation after generation.
What is Volga today? In what way people living along Volga are differ? What is going to happen with the river in the coming days? Answers to these questions I’m seeking in this project.
Photographs have been taken in three towns along Volga: Plyos, Sviyazhsk and Dubna. These towns with great history have changed much recently thus the river changed as well. Today one town is a special economic zone with no pier whatsoever, another is a tourist’s kiosk, third is a shopping arcade for metropolitan folks. In these photographs the history of Volga river is presented, that which it was told to me.
Dennis Baburov is a freelance photographer based in Ivanovo, Russia.