Photos of Russian Orphanages

I had the rare opportunity to lead a group of 10 young photographers on a photographic mission in Russia last month. With five former photo students from the International Center of Photography in New York, and 5 photo students from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography, we set out to photograph at orphanages for disabled children near Moscow. The project was organized for the charities Happy Families and Life in Motion, whose purpose is to promote awareness about disabled orphans in Russia as well as the need for greater accessibility of public spaces for the disabled.

Please check out the very fine work of these photographers in the lightbox below. I had asked them to give me an edit of 3-5 images each.

If you are moved to donate money or get involved, please contact Natasha Shaginian-Needham .

 

 

 

by Ed Kashi

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Dear Ed Kashi,

I am a journalist in Germany, writing sometimes for a highly respected magazin for disabled people. It’s so important that professional photographers and multimedia experts take care of issues which are often a little bit avoided by the public – maybe because it’s sometimes too hard to look at this reality. If you and your students manages that people look at such photos because you have found a “language” which creates compassion it’s great.
May I ask a request, please? Would you allow me to copy a photo (Nr. 5 with the grey car) for my blog in muschiol-sozial.de? I’d love to illustrate an article about your project and a link to your website? I love Nr. 5 especially because this photo from Anastasia Rudenko shows one of most urgent wishes of many disabled people: mobility – travelling, being independant.
Thank you for attention and please, excuse my poor English.

Best wishes, Brigitte

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