Covering an area of 17,098,242 km², Russia is the largest country in the world. And with 140 million inhabitants, made up of around 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous people, also one of the most diverse. A superpower with a history that is as turbulent as it is rich. A superpower that sometimes still reverts to its old Soviet ways. A superpower in search of a suitable form of democracy. Modern Russia means falling down and getting up again. But have you ever looked at this giant properly? Talent from the West and Russia itself reveals the country in its broadest and most individual form. In short, GUP#22 likes you to meet the Russians.
Photographers highlighted in this issue include Alexander Rodchenko, Boris Savelev, Gennadi Kuk, Alla Esipovich, Simon Roberts, Anna Skladmann, Boudewijn Bollmann, Pavel Prokopchik, Bieke Depoorter, Annick Ligtermoet, Alexey Titarenko, among many others.