Temporarily available: Autumn Print 2018
30.10.2018

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LIMITED TIME PRINT OFFER: This exclusive handmade analogue c-print (36 x 42 cm) of children in a refugee shelter in Ingushetia is now available for only 148 euros excluding framing and shipping. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. This offer runs until 31 December 2018.

Milana, Rizvan, and Ravida were born as refugees. Their father fled from the Prigorodny District in North Ossetia to Ingushetia and found shelter in a communal building that had previously housed prisoners carrying out community service. The other refugees are slowly drifting away, allowing the Dezaurov family to take over their vacant rooms instead of being confined to the single room in which they had lived until recently.

Talk The Sochi Project at MuVIM in Valencia, Spain
13.04.2018

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On Friday April 13, 2018 at 7 pm I will do a talk about The Sochi Project at the Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat. Hope to see you there.

Talk in Manchester (UK)
27.02.2018

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I’ll do a public talk on The Sochi Project at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) on 27 February 2018 from 18:30 until 20:00.

Temporarily available:
Winter Print 2018
19.01.2018

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LIMITED TIME PRINT OFFER: This exclusive handmade analogue c-print (36 x 42 cm) of young wrestlers in Abkhazia is now available for only 145 euros excluding framing and shipping. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. This offer runs until 31 March 2018.

Wrestling is not only popular in the North Caucasus, but also in neighboring Abkhazia. These boys train in a room in the cultural centre of Tkuarchal. If they aspire to international competitions, the question remains whether they can ever participate under their own Abkhazian flag. The Olympics authorities have forbidden Abkhazian athletes from competing under their own colors.

Update February 9, 2018: The Winter Print sold out.

Last week of exhibition in Rijksmuseum Twenthe
until 07.01.2018

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Last week for The Sochi Project exhibition The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova and the North Caucasus in Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova paints a grim yet compelling picture of the North Caucasus. In 2007, Khava’s husband Mukhazhir disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear – kidnapped, arrested or simply executed and buried in anonymous graves. In this exhibition, broadsheet newsprint photos are interspersed with framed photos, videos, wall texts and an award-winning publication.

Last days to visit The Sochi Project exhibition in Bolzano (IT)
29.11.2017

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Our exhibition The Sochi Project: Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land about Abkhazia is on display until December 2, 2017 at Foto-Forum in Bolzano.

Looking for X-mas cards and tired of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer?
19.11.2017

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Looking for CHRISTMAS CARDS and also tired of romantic white snowflakes, fairytale christmas trees or Rudolph the red nosed reindeer? The Sochi Project produced a leporello with six large size Christmas cards depicting Christmas decorations all over the Caucasus. In an attempt to make people think a little more about those places where people celebrate Christmas it in less fortunate conditions.

Coming up:
Exhibition and talk in Bozen (Italy)
24.10.2017

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Opening of the exhibition The Sochi Project: Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land at foto-forum Bozen, Italy will take place on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 7 pm. The opening will be followed by a talk about The Sochi Project at 8 pm.

Exhibition The Sochi Project on display at Rijksmuseum Twenthe
03.10.2017

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Until 7 January 2018, my work will be on display at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede. This presentation is part of the Fotomanifestatie Enschede 2017 with exhibitions on various locations by Henk Wildschut, Bob Siers and Martin Roemers amongst others.

Upcoming exhibitions: Rijksmuseum Twente (NL) and Fotoforum Bozen (IT)
22.06.2017

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During the second half of this year two exhibitions are coming up showcasing work from The Sochi Project. From September 24, 2017 until January 7, 2018, the chapter about the North Caucasus The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova will be on display in Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Please follow the link below for more information on this exhibition. From October 24 until December 2, 2017, the chapter about Abkhazia Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land will be shown at FotoForum Bozen. Details about this exhibition will follow later.

Sochi Singers Billboards available again in store
07.04.2017

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Finally! A freshly produced stack of billboards is available. Apologies to the orderers who had to wait for a few weeks. Collecting and packing billboards is way too much work, something we did not fully realize after designing. Please promise not to order too many in the upcoming months.

Talk at The Chocolate Factory in Bristol
10.02.2017

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On Friday February 10, 2017 at 7pm I will talk about The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Chocolate Factory in Bristol. And perhaps I show a glimpse of my new book, which will be launched later this year. Entrance is free for workshop participants.

Four new sets of postcards from The Sochi Project
12.12.2016

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In 2010 Arnold van Bruggen and I published a leporello containing six Christmas cards from The Sochi Project. The set was highly popular and quickly sold out. Since then, reprinting the Christmas cards was high on our wish list. For all kinds of reasons, we did not manage to organize it so far. But that has finally changed. Our new christmas card leporello is now available. While working on the new edit of the Christmas cards (which ultimately changed little compared to the previous one), we thought it could be nice to make some more sets. Not in the last place because we love postcards. Check them out and order them while you can.

The Sochi Project in Interactive Canon of IDFA Doc Lab
01.12.2016

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The Sochi Project, our comprehensive Caucasus Documentary in web doc, books, newspapers and exhibitions is chosen by an international selection of new media curators, decision makers, award-winning artists and producers for the IDFA DocLab Canon of Interactive Documentary. One of the goals is to ‘keep the many timeless masterpieces accessible to future generations’. We feel very honored.

Interview on Russian Bleek Magazine
30.09.2016

Фотограф, которому запретили въезд в Россию, рассказывает о том, что делает Путин, об опасностях издательства авангардных фотокниг «за свой счёт» и недооцененных книжных проектах

Interview on EFTI.tv
26.09.2016

I was interviewed by EFTI.tv when I was in Madrid last February for the opening of the exhibition Empty land Promised land, Forbidden land. The interview is now also available online.

Exhibition The Sochi Project at CECH Art Space in Minsk, Belarus
06.09.2016 - 06.10.2016

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‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at Галерэя ЦЭХа as part of the Month of Photography in Minsk. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the North Caucasus and Sochi, two out of three explored regions within The Sochi Project. The exhibition is generously supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Visiting address and opening times: вул. Кастрычніцкая, 12:00 – 22:00.

Interview on Belarusky Zhurnal in connection with exhibition Minsk

Роб Хорнстра привез на «Месяц фотографии в Минске» свой нашумевший «Проект Сочи» – «Атлас войны и туризма на Кавказе».

Belarusian visa granted!
31.08.2016

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I am pleasantly surprised by the fact that Belarus has decided to grant me a visa to attend the opening week of the Month of Photography in Minsk (MPM). The Sochi Project exhibition opening will take place on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 7 pm at “CECH” Art Gallery. My Do-It-Yourself workshop for young Belarusian photographers will take place on 7 and 8 September. More information about both events can be found on the website of MPM.

Article in Spanish El Pais
09.03.2016

El fotógrafo holandés Rob Hornstra muestra su obra documental de cinco años sobre la posguerra en la república de Abjazia

Exhibition The Sochi Project in Madrid
04.03.2016 - 10.04.2016

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An excerpt from The Sochi Project will be exhibited at EFTI in Madrid from March 4 - April 10, 2016. This exhibition offers a glimpse of Abkhazia, one of the three explored regions within The Sochi Project.

Address EFTI: C/Fuenterrabia 4, 6 Y 13. Madrid (Spain)

Interview on National Lithuanian television
02.02.2016

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In connection with the opening of The Sochi Project exhibition in Kaunas, Arnold and I were interviewed - together with curator Mindaugas Kavaliauskas - on Lithuanian LRT Kultura television. Parts are in English.

Exhibition The Sochi Project in Kaunas
16.01.2016 - 21.02.2016

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A large exhibition of all three regions including travel journal of The Sochi Project - organized by Kaunas Photo - will be on display at the Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery (M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum) in Kaunas, Lithuania. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival emphasizes that “The Sochi Project’s” is an unmatched success in the world of today’s art photography and independent book publishing. The exhibition will finish with a guided tour by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. on February 21, 2016.

Sochi Singers billboards included in
DIY Photobook Manifesto
02.01.2016

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Very proud that our Sochi Singers billboards are included in the ‘DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto’ by Bruno Ceschel (Self Publish Be Happy) and published by Aperture. The book offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as well as a self-publishing manifesto and list of resources. A must have for everyone who is interested in the photobook world or even considers to self-publish a book.

Talk Kriterion Sarajevo
04.12.2015

​On Friday December 4, 2015 at 11.00 am I will do a lecture at Kriterion Sarajevo, Obala Kulina bana, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnië en Herzegovina. Please follow link for more information.

Exhibition The Sochi Project in New Delhi
27.11.2015

​’The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as part of Delhi Photo Festival.

Talk in Maastricht
08.11.2015

​On Sunday November 8, 2015 at 2.30 pm I will do a lecture at Centre Céramique, Avenue Céramique 50, 6221 KV Maastricht. Please follow link for more information.

An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
2nd Edition out now
20.09.2015

Signed copies of the second edition of ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ are now available for purchase in our online store.

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Exhibition Barcelona extended
21.02.2015 - 30.04.2015

Our exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is extended until 30 April 2015. Please watch video for an impression and click the link below for address info and opening hours.

Review An Atlas of War and Tourism
13.04.2015

​Review of our book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on Disphotic by Lewis Bush.

Interview in doc! Photo Magazine
23.02.2015

​Interview and portfolio The Sochi Project in doc! Photo Magazine. Please click on the link below to read in ISSUU.

The Sochi Project in Barcelona
21.02.2015 - 16.04.2015

​Please join us for a lecture on Wednesday, a round table conversation on Thursday, a workshop on Friday and Saturday and a small exhibition at CFD Barcelona.

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Book Fair Stedelijk Museum
17.01.2015

​The Sochi Project runs a table at the Stedelijk Museum Book Fair with some discount offers, rare books and special editions. On Sunday at 12.15 there will be a live conversation with me, followed by a signing

Interview in European Photography magazine
11.01.2015

Cover and interview by Bill Kouwenhoven about five years Sochi Project, crowdfunding, self-publishing.

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The Sochi Project in Polish Gazeta
10.01.2015

Interview/article about The Sochi Project in connection with exhibition in Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw featured in Polish newspaper Gazeta

Exhibition in Warsaw, Poland
06.12.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on display at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Opening on December 6, 6 pm.

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Exhibition in Washington DC
14.11.2014

​Our traveling exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is now on display at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States as part of FotoDC.

Talk in Zurich
27.10.2014

On Monday October 27, 2014, I will do a talk about The Sochi Project at the vfg Bildersoirée in Zurich. Start presentation 19.30pm. Location: Keystone Foyer, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich.

Exhibition Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

​’The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is part of the exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design.’ It is the latest edition of the Proposals for Municipal Art Acquisitions that the museum organizes every two years. Opening on 28 August 2014 from 7.30 - 10.00 pm

Interview on National Radio

Interview on Dutch National Radio 1 together with writer Arnold van Bruggen.

The Sochi Project exhibition Cortona on the Move, Italy

The exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at Vecchio Ospedale (via Maffei 16) Cortona from July 17 until September 28 as part of Cortona on the Move Festival. Together with Arnold I will be doing a talk on Sunday July 20 at 11 am at the Teatro Signorelli.​

The Sochi Project exhibition at PhotoIreland

The exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at the magnificent City Assembly House in Dublin from July 5 until July 27 as part of PhotoIreland. Opening on July 4 at 7 pm.

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Talk in Perpignan (France)

​On Thursday 26, June at 5:00 pm I will do a talk during the French Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film (FILAF) in Perpignan, where our book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is included in the official selection for a FILAF Award 2014

The Sochi Project wins Dutch Doc Award 2014

The Sochi Project has won the Dutch Doc Photo Award 2014. From the jury: “They were facing huge obstacles and resistance, but nevertheless realized an impressive project. Extremely broad in scope, with a large amount of historical and cultural information about an unknown part of the world that rarely hits the news.”

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Conversation and book signing at Aperture, NY

In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY. Please follow link for more information.​

Gold and silver at European Design Awards

​A gold medal for the fourth annual publication within The Sochi Project ‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ and a silver medal for the final publication ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at the European Design Awards 2014. Big congrats to our designers Kummer & Herrman

Winner at PDN Photo Annual 2014 21.05.2014

The fourth annual publication within The Sochi Project ‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ is chosen as one of the winners at the PDN Photo Annual 2014 (book category). Please click the link below for more information or to order the book.

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Exhibition Flatland Gallery Amsterdam 17.05.2014 - 28.06.2014

​Exhibition focussing on portraits of women at work in Flatland Gallery Amsterdam. Never shown before: ‘Ballets Russes’, a series about young girls with big dreams. Opening Saturday May 17, 5-7 pm. Address: Lijnbaansgracht 312 - 314, Amsterdam.

Exhibition Toronto 01.05.2014 – 31.05.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on display at CONTACT Gallery Toronto, 80 Spadina Ave Ste 310. Opening and introduction on Saturday May 3, 2-5 pm.​

Conversation and book signing at UnionDocs, NY

​In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Aperture Foundation. Please follow link for more information

The Sochi Project on shortlist Dutch Doc Award 21.03.2014

Very proud and happy that The Sochi Project is shortlisted for the Dutch Doc Award. Award Ceremony on June 10, 2014 in Amsterdam (Tropenmuseum)​

Exhibition Noorderlicht 19.04.2014 - 22.06.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ now at Noorderlicht Fotogalerie in Groningen (NL).

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Special Edition An Atlas of War and Tourism 14.03.2014

A collector’s edition of ‘AnAtlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is now available at the online store of The Sochi Project. Limited to 25 copies.​

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On the other Side of the Mountains on Landscape Stories 10.03.2014

In 2010 we published a newspaper annex DIY exhibition ‘On the other side of the mountains’ about an insignificant village named Krasny Vostok (The Red East). Last year we went back. Our updated story on how The Red East turns Green is now featured on Landscape Stories.

The Sochi Project Agenda & Press 08.02.2014

Please follow this link for an updated press/agenda list in connection with The Sochi Project.

Exhibition opening Fotohof Salzburg 30.01.2014 - 7 pm.

Overview exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at Fotohof Salzburg. Opening Thursday January 30, 2014 at 7 pm.​

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The Sochi Project on Fox News TV 21.01.2014

Exhibition at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago covered by local Fox News TV.

The Sochi Project in NZZ Am Sonntag 19.01.2014

The Sochi Project largely covered in Swiss daily newspaper NZZ Am Sonntag (10 pages).

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The Sochi Project in Helsingborgs Dagblad 19.01.2014

The Sochi Project article featured in Helsingborgs Dagblad.

The Sochi Project in Daily Mail 19.01.2014

​The Sochi Project covered by Daily Mail.

Nomination Canon Prize 18.01.2014

The Sochi Project ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ has been nominated for the Dutch Canon prize for Innovative Journalism.

The Sochi Project on DNA Info 17.01.2014

​In connection with the exhibition opening at De Paul Art University an interview by Paul Biasco at DNA Info Chicago.

Opening reception DePaul Art Museum Chicago 17.01.2014

Join us for the Opening Reception / Lecture / Book Signing of “The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. Friday January 17, 18.00 - 20.30 pm.

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Interview on WBEZ Radio 17.01.2014

​In connection with the opening of The Sochi Project exhibition at De Paul Art Museum an interview by Nari Safavi on Chicago Radio program WBEZ’s Worldview Weekend Passport.

Interview on NPR 16.01.2014

Interview about The Sochi Project on National Public Radio (US) ‘Here and Now’.

The Sochi Project in Tyden 12.01.2014

​Article about The Sochi Project featured in Czech newspaper Tyden.

The Sochi Project slideshow featured on Stern 11.01.2014

​The Sochi Project slideshow ‘Strand, Tanz und Bürgerkrieg’ on Stern.de

The Sochi Project in LeMonde 11.01.2014

Extensive covering / presentation of The Sochi Project in French daily newspaper Le Monde.

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Atlas in Trouw 11.01.2014

​Book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ highlighted in Saturday annex of Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

The Sochi Project in Der Standard 08.01.2014

Article by Damian Zimmerman about The Sochi Project in Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard.

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Exhibition review in De Correspondent 08.01.2014

Comparing review about exhibitions in Huis Marseille AMsterdam and FoMu Antwerp by Sterre Sprengers.

The Sochi Project on Mother Jones 02.01.2014

​The Sochi Project featured on independent American news website Mother Jones: “Forget Vladimir Putin’s Olympic Fantasy and Check Out the Real Sochi This brilliant new photobook chronicles everyday life in the Caucasus.”

Interview in Canadian La Presse 31.12.2013

Interview about The Sochi Project in Canadian La Press: ‘Sotchi: palmiers et misère dans une poudrière’.

Best Photo Books 2013 30.12.2013

‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ has been selected as one of the best photo books of 2013 at photo-eye magazine.

Review exhibition Huis Marseille in Volkskrant 27.12.2013

Exhibition review by Merel Bem in Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant.

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Interview on Dutch Radio 23.12.2013

One hour interview on Dutch national radio. Looking back on the bilateral Dutch-Russian Friendship Year and The Sochi Project. Please follow the link to listen (in Dutch).

Best Photo Books 2013 23.12.2013

​’The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ has been selected by Joerg Colberg from Conscientious Photography Magazine as one of his favourite photobooks of 2013.

Interview in Parool 21.12.2013

Interview by Mark Moorman in dutch daily newspaper Het Parool: ‘Fotograaf Rob Hornstra (38) zat opeens in het midden van een diplomatieke storm. Een Moskouse tentoonstelling werd afgelast en een Russisch visum geweigerd. En hij werd ook nog eens vader, dus waar hebben we het eigenlijk over?’​

Sochi Singers in Huffington Post 20.12.2013

​Sochi Singers: ‘The Beautiful And Bizarre Faces Of Russia’s Restaurant Singers’ featured in Huffington Post.

The Sochi Project on French Slate 16.12.2013

​The Sochi Project ‘Sotchi: la guerre et les jeux’ on French website Slate.fr

The Sochi Project in The Guardian 12.12.2013

Sean O’Hagan in The Guardian: ‘The Sochi Project is an incredible piece of journalism, both visual and written, and a glimpse of the medium’s future.’​

Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine (German) 10.12.2013

Article about The Sochi Project and our latest book featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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The Sochi Project featured on Foreign Policy 07.12.2013

​’The Real Sochi: What you won’t see on TV when you tune into Russia’s Winter Olympics.’ Extensive slideshow on foreignpolicy.com.

Interview in Dutch magazine Zuiderlucht 07.12.2013

Interview by Edo Dijksterhuis for Dutch cultural magazine Zuiderlucht.

The Sochi Project featured at The New Yorker 25.11.2013

​Slideshow from our new book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ featured on The New Yorker Photo Booth.

Sochi featured in Financial Times Magazine 16.11.2013

​Work from Sochi featured in a seven-page article in Financial Times.

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Events during Paris Photo 2013 14.11.2013 - 17.11.2013

On Friday November 15 at 16 PM I will sign our new book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at Aperture’s booth E22. On Saturday November 16 at 16 PM at Flatlands booth (C33) I will sign the new book and Flatland has some out-of-print books, which will be for sale during this signing. Flatland Gallery will also present recent works from The Sochi Project. Sunday November 17 at 11 AM I will talk about The Sochi Project at a conference at Le Bal (6, Impasse de la Défense, Paris).​

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Interview in Welt Am Sonntag 10.11.2013

Interview about The Sochi Project in German Welt Am Sonntag.

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Sochi Singers featured at Phaidon 08.11.2013

​Article about Sochi Singers and the book at Phaidon’s website. There is a limited number of signed copies of ‘Sochi Singers’ available at www.thesochiproject.org/shop.

Interview Russian Art Newspaper 01.11.2013

Please follow the link below to read an interview in the Art Newspaper Russia.

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Rob at Dutch television 30.10.2013

​Please follow the link to view an interview with Rob and also a short impression of the exhibition at FoMu Antwerp.

Interview NRC Cultureel Supplement 30.10.2013

Interview / review about The Sochi Project and the overview exhibition in FoMu Antwerp.

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Overview Exhibition Fomu Antwerp 24.10.2013 - 02.03.2014

​The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at FoMu Antwerp (Belgium). Opening Thursday October 24, 2013 at 20 PM.

IDFA Doclab Awards 20.10.2013

​Our new website www.thesochiproject.org is nominated for the IDFA Doclab Awards 2013.

Double page nrc.next 19.10.2013

Short piece about cancelled exhibition in Saturday supplement of nrc.next.

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The Sochi Project at Lenta 18.10.2013

​Online slideshow of the cancelled exhibition at Winzavod Moscow now at Lenta.ru

Shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam 18.10.2013

We cordially invite you to an alternative opening of The Sochi Project’s cancelled exhibition in Moscow. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow). 

Together with our Russian partners, we want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of our visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia. We sincerely hope that you can join us: the more people, the more powerful our alternative story, in the Netherlands, Russia and beyond. 

Please download PDF for more information.

Shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam 18.10.2013

We cordially invite you to an alternative opening of The Sochi Project’s cancelled exhibition in Moscow. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow).

Together with our Russian partners, we want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of our visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia. We sincerely hope that you can join us: the more people, the more powerful our alternative story, in the Netherlands, Russia and beyond.

Please download PDF for more information.

Interview in Izvestia 18.10.2013

Izvestia writes about the alternative exhibition at Sakharov center, including installation shots.

Article Parool 18.10.2013

Article about Dutch - Russian Friendship Year and alternative exhibition openings in Amsterdam and Moscow in Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool.

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Interview in De Morgen 05.10.2013

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Extensive interview about The Sochi Project, visa problems and the upcoming exhibitions in Winzavod and FoMu.

Article in Volkskrant Vonk 05.10.2013

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Article by Arnold van Bruggen: A preview of a retrospective on the Sochi 2014 Games…

Radio Svoboda reports on visa refusal 04.10.2013

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Властям России не понравился “Проект Сочи” Россия отказала в визе двоим голландским журналистам, авторам масштабного проекта под названием The Sochi Project

Colta.ru reports on visa refusal 02.10.2013

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Роб Хорнстра: «Русские “пять минут” — это как минимум день»

Peta Pixel reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

Photojournalist Denied Entry Into Russia, Allegedly Due to Disparaging Project

Moscow Times reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

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The Moscow Times: Dutch Journalist Says Denied Entry for Sochi Reporting

Huffington Post reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

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Interview by Elizabeth Kiem: A Potemkin Village for an Olympic Home

1 Vandaag 30.09.2013

On national television daily news show ‘1 Vandaag’.

Slon.ru reports on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Мы стали первыми журналистами, которых не пустили в Россию

Pauw & Witteman 30.09.2013

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Together with Arnold van Bruggen in live talkshow Pauw & Witteman (Dutch)

NOS op 3 30.09.2013

Daily news program on national TV.

Lenta.ru reports on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Автора «Проекта Сочи» не пустили в Россию. Роб Хорнстра стал первым голландским фотографом, которому отказали в визе с момента распада СССР

Interview in Volkskrant V 30.09.2013

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Extensive interview in Volkskrant V about The Sochi Project and visa problems.

De Volkskrant 30.09.2013

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Calvert Journal on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Calvert Journal: Russian authorities refuse to renew Dutch journalist’s visa.

Interview Joerg Colberg at Unseen Amsterdam 28.09.2013

The Sochi Project almost comes to an end. Together with photography critic and writer Jörg Colberg, we will reflect on five years of the Sochi Project. The new website will also be officially launched during the presentation. Please all come to in the Livingroom at Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek) on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 15.45 - 16.30 PM.

Public Interview at Unseen 27.09.2013

On Friday eptember 27, 2013 at 17 PM I will be in a public interview hosted by Caroline von Courten at Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam. Please follow the link for more info and tickets.

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 26‑29.09.2013

New work from The Sochi Project will be shown at the Flatland Gallery, booth 19 at Unseen Photography Fair Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek). All available books and more will be available at The Sochi Project’s table at Unseen Book Market.

Talk at Boreal Bash 2013 11.08.2013

On Sunday August 11, 2013 at 6 PM, I’ll do a talk about The Sochi Project at Boreal Bash in Toronto. Location: Ciro’s pub and restaurant on Bloor West.

The Sochi Project in Calvert Magazine 18.07.2013

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Game changer: The Sochi Project tells the real stories of Russia’s new Olympic region. The eyes of the world will turn on Sochi when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics. Since 2009, The Sochi Project, a slow-journalism initiative founded by Dutch duo Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen, has sought out the stories behind the spectacle and scandal of the Games

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