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Photographer reveals absurd post-Soviet space


By Andra Kunstberga. 16.09.2014

Retrospective by acclaimed Kaliningrad photographer in Riga

A retrospective of works by the acclaimed present-day photographer Dmitri Vyshemirsky (b. 1958) is on show at the Latvian Museum of Photography.

This photographer from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad recently published a book, “post -”, which looks at the Baltic Sea region during the post-Soviet era.

Until 1945, what is today Kaliningrad was part of East Prussia, where such brilliant scientists and thinkers as Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Bessel and others once lived in. In this context, Vyshemirsky catches this corner of Europe in its fascinating and often ridiculous aspect.

Latvian Museum of Photography, open Wed 10.00-17.00, Thu 12.00-19.00, Fri-Sun 10.00-17.00, closed Mon-Tue. Entrance is free of charge. Marstalu 8 (entrance from Alksnaja)