Transnistria, Moldova. 2004.

by Jonas bendiksen




Transnistria, Moldova. 2004. by Jonas Bendiksen.


6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Signed on verso by Jonas Bendiksen

Mint condition

In a sealed protective envelope

*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures

Statement from Jonas Bendiksen on the back of "Transnistria, Moldova. 2004. by Jonas Bendiksen."

"In this image, worshipers are preparing for a baptism during the Orthodox celebration of the Epiphany. Moments after I took this image of the priest, a handful of hardy men jumped in and were baptized by him. I was working photographing the frozen conflict in Transnistria, a region that broke away from Moldova in the 1990's, and set itself up as an independent republic located between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border. Today this remains a disputed zone that embodies competing narratives: for some Transnistria is a full-fledged independent country, with its own president, currency, constitution and armed forces. For others, it doesn't even officially exist on the map. The image became part of my first book Satellites, which is a journey through such unrecognized territories along the southern border of the former USSR."

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