Vladimir Syomin, 1995 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant Recipient

Vladimir Syomin was awarded the grant to enable him to continue documenting the remote areas of his native Russia, untouched by industrial development and most recently neglected by the central government. As the population migrates from the picturesque and historic villages of the rural areas, Syomin is documenting the places and the spirits of the people in the once-proud heartland.