Articles from rferl.org

Documenting life on the margins of Russian society with an iPhone

"After his camera was stolen from his room in the orphanage, he switched to an iPhone for his photography, reasoning that the image quality of a big, heavy camera was less important than the freedom of a cell phone. 'Quality? Screw it, I’d sketch things with a pencil if I could draw,' he wrote in a blog post."

Color photos from 1950s Soviet Union bring history to life

Photos and home movies taken by assistant army attaché stationed in Moscow during the 1950s capture everything from Stalin's funeral to everyday life in the Soviet Union.

Photos from the dying embers of the industrial revolution

A Czech photographer's photo series documents the last days of manual steel and iron making.