We have already seen similar objects in totalitarian regimes – the monuments of Ex Yugoslavia – is really remarkable that in these dictatorial governments are born these true works of art.
This time the context is the former Soviet republic which has been able to produce an amazing architectural culture with Russian constructivism of the first half of the twentieth century. Contemporary architecture owes a great deal to this current.
The photographer is Christopher Herwig – from Brooklyn – and the subject are the Soviet bus stop. Herwig has traveled through Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia; Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan; Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Abkhazia and he has photographed these stops really unique.
He recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter to turn this extraordinary collection of photographs in a book in a limited edition.