GALLERY: Ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Goal Click sent disposable analogue cameras to Russian photographers across the country to tell the story of Russia and its football culture.
As all eyes turn to Russia as hosts of the 2018 World Cup, it can be easy for local perspectives to be lost among the worldwide coverage of the beautiful game. Our friends at Goal Click have an idea for how to fix that–they sent disposable cameras to photographers across Russia to capture their local perspective on the sport. The end result is a series of raw, beautiful images that shine a light on Russian football culture.
Seven photographers took photos in 13 locations throughout Russia, each with their own story to tell about the football in the country and the impact of the upcoming World Cup.
Photographer Sergey Novikov travelled to six Russian cities as part of the project. Sergey commented, “I documented public spaces that were significantly changed due to the 2018 World Cup – surfaces of our urban landscape, marked with visible objects that appeared to show the city’s involvement in the mass spectacle.”
The Goal Click photographer in Volgograd, Alexander Grivin, said, “Modern Volgograd, much to my regret, is not one of the leading cities of Russia. However participation in the World Cup has touched upon many spheres of its life and allowed the city to move forward on some problematic issues.”