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Volgograd

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Volgograd

by Sergei Karpov

Name: Sergei Karpov

Age: 30

Profession: Photographer and multimedia producer

City: Volgograd

How long have you been doing photography? I have been photographing for more than ten years, profesionally since 2010. 

What style or genre most interests you? I am now completely focused on documentary projects, which are now being output in various formats: from photography or video to complex multimedia projects.

Can you give us a short description of your city? Where is it located? What is it famous for? Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, is the city I grew up in. Today it is a very depressing city and region, despite the fact that in 2018 matches for the World Cup will take place here.

What are some things that only locals would know about the city? The city was utterly destroyed during the Second World War. Today, this is the most depressing of Russia's million-resident cities.  

Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your city? Mamayev Kurgan and the remains of Tsaritsyn.

Website: http://cargocollective.com/sergeykarpov

Instagram: @sergeykarpovphotographer

 

  • Graffiti

    Graffiti featuring a replica of Yevgeni Khaldei's photograph, Raising the flag over the Reichstag, on the wall in an undercrossing in downtown Volgograd.

    Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Couple

    Anastasiya Nikolayevna (89 years old) and Vasily Alexeyevich (87 years old) have lived together for 63 years as husband and wife. Vasily is an honorary railwayman, having devoted his entire life to this profession. Anastasiya worked as a paramedic all of her life. Now they live in a Gorkovsky township in the Sovietsky district of Volgograd. 

    Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Metrotram

    Metrotram was invented by Volgograd, the longest city in the European part of Russia – about 80 km. If you want to go from north to south, use the speed tram which transforms into a metro in the downtown. Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Family

    Ordinary Volgograd family: grandfather and grandson.
    Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Rodina Mat

    The Motherland is calling! (Родина мать - зовёт!) Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Car

    The car passes by the bridge under Volgograd railway station. Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Guide

    Tatiana is a guide in the Stalin Museum on Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd. Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

  • Brewer

    This is Andrey @andreyashma. His band, Anabaena, became very famous in Volgograd. Then he moved to Moscow, where he was a barista at @ukuleleshnaya. After that he moved back to Volgograd and opened a craft beer bar named @alyaskabar. It is the best place in the city.  Sergei Karpov / @sergeykarpovphotographer

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