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Richard Davies: Photographing in Russia

Richard Davies has published two stunning books of photographs of Russia: the first, Wooden Churches – Travelling in the Russian North, was published in 2011, and his second book, Russian Types & Scenes (2014) (reviewed in the August issue of the East-West Review) captures a whole range of Russians at play, at worship, etc., and in it he rekindles the spirit of the St Petersburg photographer William Carrick (1827-78) who took photographs of tradespeople, peasants, priests, and many more.  He has many fascinating stories to tell, as well as showing some magnificent and unique photographs.

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.

Tickets for this talk at £7 (£5 for GB Russia members) are only available by email to: