Siarhei Hudzilin

Siarhei Hudzilin photos

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Volha Piatrouna (70 years old) holding hands on her lap after working outside his home. Hocimsk, Mogilev region, October 25, 2013.


Everyday life in the near-border towns of the Republic of Belarus has been undergoing significant transformations in the recent decades. On one hand, urbanization processes keep affecting the rural lifestyle that had been forming here over the course of centuries. On the other hand, the drift of the population into larger cities causes stagnation in the economic and social activity in the region. The “near-border state” is a multilevel socio-cultural phenomenon that has formed on the territory of Belarus historically and has been affecting the lives of Belarusians not only in the outskirts, but in the big cities as well. The “Along the Edge” project is an attempt to visually describe the current state of the near-border regions of Belarus, the day-to-day life and the suburban identity in the Belarusian society. 

2012 - present