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Maria Gruzdeva

Cityscape, Sovetsk, Kaliningrad region

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Man in Mask, combatant of the Alpha group, an elite Russian counter-terrorism unit

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Shooting range, Border Guard Service base, Sovetsk, Kaliningrad region

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Hammer and Sickle monument, Vinogradnoe, Krasnodar region

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Soldiers carrying out public works, Korzunovo, Pechengsky district, Murmansk region

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Helmets left after a training session of the Alpha group combatants

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Artem and Ilya, Novossiysk embankment

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


Kabardinka harbour, Krasnodar region

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

The Borders of Russia is a photographic study of the Russian border and the community of the Border Guard Service tasked with its defence and patrol. A complicated Soviet past coupled with the vast geography of Russia has made border territories problematic politically, physically and culturally. To Gruzdeva they best illustrate the state of modern Russia and how it is shaping its identity. The project explores the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries and identities, and serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with collective identity, and landscape as the metaphoric representation of this identity.

In part supported by IdeasTap


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