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Lost Territories. CONTROL (LTA 5)

Exhibition view, “Lost Territories. CONTROL (LTA 5)“, 2017, © Rainer Iglar

SPUTNIK PHOTOS is an international collective of central and eastern European photographers. Established in 2006, it uses the individual experiences of its members as the starting point for analysing socio-political processes and socio-cultural phenomena in the former Soviet Republics. As a result, a continually expanding archive collection has emerged over the last decade, one that documents the way the former East Bloc itself has evolved and been transformed.

In “Lost Territories“ the film footage and stock images provide the basis for an array of exhibition concepts and publications. The collective’s co-operation with curators and authors has produced a concept which, through its experimental approach to form, content and distribution, has ultimately stimulated a topical debate on the current state of documentary photography.

Sputnik Photos, “Restaurant backyard in Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan“, from: “Lost Territories Archives“
Sputnik Photos, “Rustavi, Georgia“, from: “Lost Territories Archives“