Monotowns in the Urals: Blast from the Past

In most cases the factories are no longer working, so the fate of the villages is clear — decay. In more fortunate places some work is provided by timber plants that appear in place of closed-down deteriorated factories.

In most cases the factories are no longer working, so the fate of the villages is clear — decay. In more fortunate places some work is provided by timber plants that appear in place of closed-down deteriorated factories.

Sergei Poteryaev
Photographer Sergey Poteryaev combines his own photographs and archive footage of the residents of Staraya Utka, a small monotown in Sverdlovsk Region. "I was using montage to understand whether there are any parallels between the life of these people then and now".
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