Russia is an amazing country, it was once a large empire, later even larger Union and in such huge country a lot of interesting sights can be caught in street photography. Lise Sarfati is a French photographer that loves to travel around the countries and look for unusual places to take her photos. Her images of cities in Russia and young people in the United States paint a sometimes despondent picture inspired by her own imagination. Born in Oran, French Algeria, Sarfati grew up in Nice, France, graduating in Russian from the Sorbonne in 1979 with a thesis on Russian photography.
In 1986, she became the official photographer for the Académie des Beaux Arts. From 1989 to 1998, she lived in Russia, photographing decaying industrial sites and abandoned young people in Moscow, Norilsk and Vorkuta. Her first book, ‘Acta Est’, presents 43 of her Russian photographs and explains her imaginative appreciation of deterioration, change and beauty. More info: Lise Sarfati