Moments of Passage and Peace
Devyatkino is a place of transfer. Where the metro ends, passengers proceed to the commuter rail, bus station or one of many lingering taxis. High-heeled women click by, en route to a business meeting or perhaps their home in one of Devyatkino’s nearby suburbs; older couples wait for a bus to their dachas in the countryside...
This photo essay was created by Alison Graham, a student in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice at Tufts University, which took 11 students to St. Petersburg, Russia to explore the country up-close. The stories and photographs they brought home focused on the cultural, the social, and the sense of place. The workshop was led by award-winning photographer Samuel James.
An educational initiative of the Institute for Global Leadership supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the program teaches students to shape important global issues into penetrating, multimedia narratives. Its mission is to promote documentary work that cultivates progressive change by amplifying relevant voices, breaking down barriers to understanding, advancing human dignity, and highlighting social injustices.