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Inspired by a series of photographs and drawings of wooden architecture made in the early 20th Century by the famous artist and designer Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, in 2002 photographer Richard Davies set out to the Russian North to find out which wooden churches had survived.

A series of stunning photographs followed - both of the churches, and the people he encountered.  Richard's talk will describe the present state of the wooden churches - and what local people are doing to preserve them.

Richard Davies works as a photographer. Since 2002 he has travelled extensively in Northern Russia. In 2011 he published his book 'Wooden Churches: Travelling in the Russian North', and just this month, he published its companion volume 'Russian Types & Scenes', which documents the people and places met with during his incredible journey.

To see more of his beautiful work before the talk, check out his website here


'Wooden Churches" has texts by Matilda Moreton, 'Russian Types'  texts by Alexander Moshaev