Donbass Romanticism

Over at the New Yorker’s Photo Booth, there’s a short piece on Misha Friedman‘s photographs of Donetsk Oblast, a region in southeastern Ukraine. According to Friedman:

“In the second half of the eighteenth century, the Romantics revolted against the Industrial Revolution—against the rationalization of nature. Inspired in particular by German and French Romanticism, this project is my attempt to show how nature and man have learned to live within the industrial complex in Ukraine.”

He calls this series “Donbass Romanticism.”

Coal miners drink moonshine after work in Yenakiieve. Photo by Misha Friedman

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~ by Valerie Palmer on June 3, 2011.

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