Sochi singers (special edition)
Sochi singers (special edition)
Sochi singers (special edition)

Sochi singers (special edition)

Rob Hornstra
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Special Edition
includes 2 Prints

Softcover with a dust jacket
80 pages
37 colour photographs
29.7 x 38 cm (11 5/8 x 15 in.)

Sochi attracts mainly Russian tourists in the summer. On the one hand, they come looking for modern glamour; on the other, they attach great importance to Russian traditions. The ultimate example of this can be found in Sochi’s nightlife. Restaurants try to attract customers with flashing neon signs and semi-luxurious interiors. At the same time, every restaurant upholds a well-known Russian tradition of live musicians who belt out Russian chansons from behind an electric piano. Sochi Singers explores how a deeply rooted Russian tradition goes hand in hand with the city’s new capitalist glamour. The images are combined with quotes from popular Russian chansons.


The book Sochi Singers was published in November 2011 as part of The Sochi Project. It is an exuberant oversized edition, with gold silk screened lettering on top of a glossy varnished cover.
Sochi Singers is included in The Photobook: A History Part III by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.
Winner in the PDN Photo Annual - Book Category, 2012 
Recipient of Sony World Photography Awards - Arts & Culture; World Press Photo - Arts & Entertainment Stories, 2012