We are pleased to announce, The Wilderness, Assorino Village, Kostroma Region, Russia, July 2016, by photographers Dima Zharov and Liza Zhakova, will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017).

Dima Zharov and Liza Zhakova are documentary photographers from St. Petersburg, Russia. This image, from a collaborative series, “Desert” is a project about people who remain the last inhabitants of Russian deserted villages. The inhabitants left because of poor roads, lack of schools and hospitals, as well as electricity. Those who stayed refer to this area as Desert.

Dima Zharov was born in 1981 in Kazakhstan. Liza Zhakova was born in 1994, in St. Petersburg. Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia they were students of the “Fotografika” Academy of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, Russia. They have completed two collaborative photo projects: “Desert” and “In the Know”, published in Mediazona, Feature Shoot, Roads & Kingdoms, Bird in Flight, Open Russia, and the Daily Mail. They are currently working on solo projects.

View more from their project at zhakovazharov.ru.

You can also view more prints from this series at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, in our frameless display, from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 6 May 2017.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Images copyright Dima Zharov and Liza Zhakova. All rights reserved. Desert 3, 2016; Desert 4, 2016; Desert 2, 2016; Desert 1, 2016.

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