Belarus / Asinovshina / 21.02.2013 / Olga, the mother of the best large family of Smorgon region holding a peacock.
Rafal Milach gives a gallery talk about his work and the exhibition, The Winners, currently on show at the gallery. For over 10 years, he has been exploring transition issues in the former Eastern Bloc and is a co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. His work was first shown at Side Gallery as part of Legacy in 2014, which included a number of his Black Sea of Concrete photographs, documenting Azerbaijan. The Winners explores the competition culture of Belarus, its Best Dairy Worker / Welder / Couple categories echoing the Stakhanovite encouragement of Soviet Union workers.