A Glimpse into the Lives of Ordinary Russians

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Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has an unusual way of working. For three periods of one month, she has let the Trans-Siberian train guide her alongside forgotten villages, from living room to living room. Some Russian words, scribbled on a piece of paper, allowed her to be welcomed and absorbed in the warm chaos of a Russian family. Accidental encounters led her to the places where she could sleep. The living room, the epicenter of their life, establishes an intimate contact between the Russian inhabitants. For a moment, she was part of this. Their couch became her bed for one night. Her impressive photos stand on their own, with no captions or other info.

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