Photobook by Arik Shraga
“Zabereg” book is based on a personal project by a documentary photographer Arik (Vladimir) Shraga who explored tiny villages in the Pinega district of the Arkhangelsk region. Between 2008 and 2019 he photographed and interviewed dozens of their last remaining residents in an attempt to capture the moments before those villages got deserted.
The book contains the author’s impressions and transcriptions of the stories told by the locals. The photographs are supplemented by delicate illustrations carefully crafted by designer Ola Netta Levitsky and artist Eugenia Shraga. The original picture for the cover is created by artist Alexander Iudashkin.
Hardcover, 88 pages