Born in Moscow, 1977, documentary photographer; Ekaterina Solovieva has lived in Hamburg since 2006. She mainly focuses her work on the lifestyle of the country folks living in countries around the former Soviet Union. She places a particular emphasis on religious traditions and customs.
Her ПАЛОМНИКИ (Pilgrimage) photo book was published by Bad Weather Press in January of 2014, and “The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero” book was published in March 2018 at Schilt Publishing.
The word "keg" in Karelian means "susceptible to destruction". Kego island gradually decreases in size: the spring spills of the Northern Dvina erode its shores year after year. Today, the distance between this island, region of Arkhangelsk and the mainland of the city is about 2km, and 200 hundred years ago was only 500 meters.
In Soviet times, the local rich collective farm supplied dairy products to the city and region. Only ruins remain from that economy.
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