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In the Russian language the word rodinka means both “a birthmark”, a small dark dot on the skin, and “a small Motherland”, that place on the map which ties living ones with a feeling of home. I’m coordinating photo-blog community “Birthmark on the Map” (BOM) - a documentary project aimed to capture the everyday life of Russian provinces and launched in Novosibirsk in late 2009. The presented book contains images from BOM blog which were taken by me in villages and towns of Western Siberia in recent years. I like my heroes though there is nothing heroic in their week-days. But there is a simple greatness of daily life.
Meet my friends, the Siberians.
Valeriy Klamm.
“Birthmark on the Map”:

В русском языке слово «родинка» можно прочесть и понять двояко: как пятнышко-бугорок на коже человека - и как маленькую Родину, родимое / родное пятно на теле великой страны; точку на карте, с которой живущие связаны родством. Я координирую фотоблог-сообщество «Родинки на карте» (РНК) – документальный проект о повседневной жизни российской провинции, стартовавший в Новосибирске в конце 2009 года. В этой книге - фотографии из блога РНК, сделанные мной в разные годы в деревнях и городах Западной Сибири. Мне нравятся мои герои, хотя ничего героического в их буднях нет. Есть простое величие повседневности.
Знакомьтесь: мои друзья сибиряки.
Валерий Кламм.
«Родинки на карте»:


About the Author

Valeriy Klamm
klami4 Novosibirsk, Siberia Federal District, Russia

I was born and still based in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia. Since 2000 I was involved in many international documentary photoprojects here in Siberia – from Magnum Photos’ exhibition&master-classes to photoexpeditions throughout Northern Asia.
First I was manager only (project director – route design/logistics, budgeting, editing etc) than – plus – writer too and finally started shooting, becoming “three-in-one”:-))
Since 2009 I'm running photoblog-comunity "Birthmark On the Map" - doc project devoted daily life of rural Russia -

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