Wednesday, 12 February 2020

shutterbug

Via Everlasting Blört, we are referred to an outstanding trove of photographs chronicling village life in Moldova as one of the fifteen Soviet Republics of the Union. The portfolio representing the life’s work of amateur photographer Zaharia Cusnir who died in 1993 were forgotten until stumbled upon by accident by a film student poking around an abandoned farm house in 2016 has been digitized and published in an online gallery.
Though many of the images are posed and the subjects are arranged for the pictures, there is some surpassing personal and personable quality to Cusnir’s compositions that highlights the individuals’ character and spontaneity. Much more to explore at the links above.